Stony Brook University marks major milestone with its 200,000th COVID-19 shot

The state-run mass vaccination site has been up and running since Jan. 18.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2021, 7:27 PM

Updated 1,082 days ago

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Stony Brook University hit a major milestone Thursday with its 200,000th COVID-19 shot.
The state-run mass vaccination site has been up and running since Jan. 18. In all, Stony Brook Medicine has administered 350,000 shots at locations across the Island.
"I am so proud of the critical contribution Stony Brook University is making in the battle to stop the spread of this disease and bring the COVID crisis to an end," says Maurie McInnis, president of Stony Brook University. "Today's vaccine milestone is a profound testament to the dedication, expertise and resources we've been able to provide to the lives of those in our community and beyond."
Stony Brook Medicine has also played a critical role in vaccinating residents on the East End. Its other state-run vaccination site located at Stony Brook's Southampton campus opened on March 19 and has since distributed 30,000 vaccines. In addition, 20,000 shots have been distributed through locations facilitated by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in Southampton and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. Another 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered at Stony Brook University Hospital.
"Today's milestone of administering 200,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at the R&D Park, in partnership with New York State, demonstrates our responsiveness, capabilities and determination to protect the Long Island community. We will keep doing our part to vaccinate as many people as possible," says Dr. Margaret McGovern, vice president for Health System Clinical Programs and Strategy at Stony Brook Medicine.


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