Nassau's mobile vaccination van makes stop in Franklin Square

Health care workers from Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospitals were administering the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2021, 2:48 PM

Updated 991 days ago


Nassau County’s mobile vaccination van was in Franklin Square Monday.
Health care workers from Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospitals were administering the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines.
The van was funded by the Cares Act and has been to around three dozen sites in the town of Hempstead.
Organizers have partnered with local school systems to get some people registered but no appointment was necessary.
Nurse practitioner Amber Vitale says people can even just come down to any of the mobile sites and talk to a nurse or clinical provider about getting vaccinated.
"We're all vaccinated and our number one goal as clinical providers is we want people to be safe," says Vitale. "So, if we took it and our family members took it, we know it's safe and we would never want to do harm to our patients."
Uniondale resident Robert Reid said he came to the vaccine van after listening to Gov. Andrew Cuomo telling everyone to get vaccinated.
"I do work for local government, so if they make it mandatory, I'm going to have to get vaccinated anyway," Reid said.
The mobile vaccination van has already inoculated around 5,000 people since March.
The van will be at different sites the rest of the week. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday - 8/3
Cow Meadow Park, Freeport
5-7:30 pm
Wednesday - 8/4
Echo Park Pool, West Hempstead
3-6:30 pm
Thursday - 8/5
Baldwin Public Library
12-4 pm
Friday - 8/6
Hempstead Town Hall
10-4 pm

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