Mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit hits the streets in Hempstead

Town officials say the "vaxmobile" will travel to a different location every day. It's equipped with 100 shots.

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2021, 9:36 AM

Updated 1,115 days ago

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A mobile vaccination unit launched in Nassau County Tuesday, a joint effort between the Town of Hempstead and Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital.
New York's first "Vaxmobile" stopped by the Park Gardens Apartments senior center in Uniondale in an effort to bring vaccines to eligible residents.
About 90 people were due to get vaccinated by the mobile unit Wednesday. The vehicle is equipped with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, meaning it'll be a one-and-done shot for all who are a part of the effort.
"Not everybody has a car, not everybody has internet access. What they're now able to do is park this and take this unit into every nook and cranny throughout the Town of Hempstead," says Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin.
On Wednesday, the Vaxmobile will be vaccinating people at the Elmont Senior Center. Those interested in getting on the waitlist to get vaccinated by the unit can reach out to vaxmobile@snch.org.
The Vaxmobile will be making trips to churches, libraries senior centers and other locations several days a week to vaccinate as many people as possible,




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