New Yorkers 60+ can get shots at state-run vaccine sites without appointments starting Friday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that all New Yorkers ages 60+ will be able to walk into any state-run mass vaccination site to get their shots without appointments, starting Friday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2021, 12:31 AM

Updated 1,090 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that all New Yorkers ages 60+ will be able to walk into any state-run mass vaccination site to get their shots without appointments, starting Friday.
Doreen DiMino, of Valley Stream, says she hasn't gotten around to getting vaccinated yet. DiMino says she would be more likely to get vaccinated knowing she could just walk in without an appointment.
"It would be much easier than having to worry about someone calling you back to schedule an appointment," says DiMino.
Kristie Kosinski, of Levittown, also says she is more inclined to get vaccinated now that no appointments are needed.
"It would just make life easier if there were some type of facility where people could walk in and out, not necessarily wait for appointments," says Kosinski.
Starting Friday, people will be able to go to any of the 16 different state-run sites without an appointment.
Two of the locations are on Long Island. There's one at SUNY Old Westbury and the other is Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.
"Walk in and they will give you the vaccine," says Cuomo. "You don't have to go on the internet. You don't have to make a phone call, you don't have to do anything. Just show up."
Doctor Frederick Davis, with Northwell Health, says walk-in vaccinations will help seniors who are having trouble making appointments.
"I think the difficulty to schedule an appointment does lead to some hurdles in getting the vaccine and the hope is as we have more centers and have more access that it will be easier," says Davis.
DiMino says she is more likely now to get vaccinated.


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