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Nassau Coliseum set to be next major vaccination site in Nassau County

Nassau Coliseum is being prepped to become the next mass vaccination site in Nassau County.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2021, 2:02 PM

Updated 1,232 days ago

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Nassau Coliseum is being prepped to become the next mass vaccination site in Nassau County.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says vaccines will be administered in the lower level of the arena.
The announcement comes months after the county Legislature called for the Coliseum to be used as vaccination facility.
It will be the fourth mass vaccination site to open in the county - the other three being the Yes, We Can Community Center in Westbury, Nassau Community College and Long Island University.
Curran could not confirm which vaccine or how many doses will be supplied but says the site should be open by the end of this month.
Residents say it's good news after Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported that Long Island's COVID-19 positivity rate was at approximately 4.2% heading into this weekend - a rate significantly higher than the state's 2.8%.
Some Long islanders say it’s a full-time job trying to navigate websites to find appointments for seniors who may not be computer savvy. Curran tells News 12 that the county is working on a way to make scheduling an appointment easier by setting up a phone line.
Curran adds that 300,000 residents in Nassau County have already received their first doses of the vaccine.


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