More Long Islanders to receive access to COVID-19 vaccines today

Beginning today, Public Health Care Workers in outpatient settings like in doctor’s offices can be vaccinated.

News 12 Staff

Jan 4, 2021, 6:28 PM

Updated 1,203 days ago

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More Long Islanders are now able to roll up their sleeves to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.   
Beginning today, public health care workers in outpatient settings, like in doctor’s offices, can be vaccinated.
After this round, the CDC says grocery store workers, teachers, first responders, and people 75 and older can get the shot.
Dr. Mark Jarrett, of Northwell Health, predicts most of the general public who wants the vaccine will have access by the end of June.
“I think doing it in a phased approach makes sense, it's not as quick as we would like, but I think it's been more effective and safe,” says Dr. Jarrett.
After front-line workers are vaccinated, it's other essential workers, including people in construction, and transportation.


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