Mass vaccination site at Jones Beach shuts down

Today is the last day you can get a COVID-19 vaccine at the mass vaccination site at Jones Beach.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2021, 11:35 AM

Updated 1,000 days ago

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Monday is the last day you can get a COVID-19 vaccine at the mass vaccination site at Jones Beach.
At the end of the day, the drive-thru site will shut down. It is one of four state sites closing today.
The shutdown comes as the number of New Yorkers looking to get vaccinated has declined.
New York state Park Commissioner Erik Kulleseid thanked all of the health care workers who spent months vaccinating close to 200,000 Long Islanders.
"Thank you everyone here for everything you've done for the people in the state of New York to keep us healthy and to get us back on the right course to recovery," says Kulleseid.
The state plans to focus resources in areas where the vaccination rate is lower than the statewide average.
Suffolk Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott says the county will be providing rotating vaccination sites in the communities that need it the most. He says although the mass vaccination sites are closing it doesn't mean Long Island or the state are out of the woods.
The state plans to focus resources in areas where the vaccination rate is lower than the statewide average.
Some upcoming smaller vaccination sites on Long Island include:
Sachem Library
July 20, from 10-2 p.m.
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
Pronto Long Island
July 21, 10-2 p.m.
128 Pine Aire Drive
Bay Shore, NY 11706
H. Lee Dennison Building
July 22, 9-12 p.m.
100 Veterans Memorial Parkway Hauppauge, NY
Riverhead Free Library
July 23, 10-2 p.m. 
330 Court St. Riverhead, NY


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