Nassau teams up with NUMC to vaccinate county veterans

The vaccinations will be available to all veterans who are residents of the county and are currently eligible for the vaccine under New York state prioritization guidance.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2021, 10:33 PM

Updated 1,147 days ago


Nassau County and Nassau University Medical Center are teaming up to get the vaccine into the arms of Long Island's veterans.
Starting later this week, Nassau Executive Laura Curran says veterans living in the county will be able to get the vaccine. Curran says they will have 300 vaccines on hand each week, and you must make an appointment to receive one.
"You still have to be eligible for the vaccines, so 65 and older, have comorbidities or be in that 1b group," says Curran. "So everyone from teachers to taxi drivers to restaurant workers, grocery store workers, first responders."
Ralph Esposito is the director of Nassau Veterans Service Agency and is thrilled to get the news.
"This is one of the best things that's happened in Nassau County for our veterans," says Esposito.
Esposito says he wishes the vaccine was available to all of the veterans in the county. He says there are about 60,000 registered, however he says, "This is a great start."  
To schedule, call the Veterans Services Agency. That number is 516-572-6565.

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