State data: Wyandanch has one of Long Island's lowest vaccination rates

According to the state, Wyandanch has one of Long Island's lowest vaccination rates with 32% of the population having received at least one dose.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2021, 12:14 AM

Updated 1,077 days ago

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The state released data that breaks down by ZIP code how many people are rolling up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the state, Wyandanch has one of Long Island's lowest vaccination rates with 32% of the population having received at least one dose.
Joining Wyandanch on the bottom of the list in Suffolk are Bellport, Central Islip, Copiague, Mastic and Mastic Beach. At the top of the list are areas like Amagansett, Water Mill and Sag Harbor.
Legislator Jason Richberg says the county has been working tirelessly to convince people to take the shot.
"To see that there has been a disconnect still in these communities is very, very disheartening," says Richberg.
In Nassau County, more people are getting vaccinated in Albertson, Roslyn, Jericho, Woodbury and Plainview while Inwood, Greenvale, Uniondale, Roosevelt and Hemsptead are lagging.
Hempstead Mayor Waylyn Hobbs Junior says the problem boils down to a lack of access.
"Some of our seniors didn't know how to sign up online," says Hobbs. "Some of our residents don't have internet access. So we had pop-up locations in Hempstead, but we had more people that were not from Hempstead that were going to those locations."
Still, some in Wyandanch say even if the vaccine was presented to them right now they wouldn't take it. 


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