Smaller vaccination sites target minorities, young people on Long Island

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo closes state-run mass vaccination sites, Long Island officials are taking a different approach by focusing their efforts on a smaller scale, targeting those who are ages 12 and older and minority communities.

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2021, 9:40 PM

Updated 1,015 days ago

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As Gov. Andrew Cuomo closes state-run mass vaccination sites, Long Island officials are taking a different approach by focusing their efforts on a smaller scale, targeting those who are ages 12 and older and minority communities.
Suffolk County Chief Deputy Health Commissioner Dr. Shaheda Iftikhar believes smaller vaccination sites will make people feel more comfortable.
She says with concern over the delta variant, the quicker the vaccination rate increases, the better.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is targeting the same demographics as Suffolk through Facebook live town halls and outreach in different languages.
Those in need of having a health care professional come to their home to administer the COVID-19 vaccine can call 311 in Suffolk County and 516-277-9590 in Nassau County.


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