Students in Dix Hills roll up their sleeves at COVID-19 vaccine pop-up site

Suffolk police gave shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Long Islanders between the ages of 16 to 18.

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2021, 9:26 PM

Updated 1,171 days ago

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Half Hollow Hills High School East transformed its cafeteria into a pop-up vaccination site on Saturday morning.
Suffolk police gave shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Long Islanders between the ages of 16 to 18.
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Medical experts say vaccinating teenagers is a crucial part of conquering the pandemic.
“Without us getting the appropriate vaccination rates in this population, I am afraid that the virus will continue to propagate,” said Dr. James Vosswinkle, the medical director for Suffolk police. “We'll have to deal with potential mutations and there's a possibility we won't be able to eliminate the virus from our society like we all desperately want.”
Suffolk County plans to set up more pop-up vaccination sites at schools in the coming weeks.


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