Walk-in vaccine appointments open up for LIers 60 and over

Walk-in vaccinations for the age group opened up Friday at SUNY Old Westbury and Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.

News 12 Staff

Apr 23, 2021, 9:43 AM

Updated 1,095 days ago

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Long Island residents 60 and over are able to get vaccinated at two state-run sites without an appointment as of Friday.
Walk-in vaccinations for the age group opened up Friday at SUNY Old Westbury and Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.
The goal is to rake away some of the hurdles that have made it more difficult to get the shot. This is especially true for seniors, some of whom have had trouble navigating the online appointment system.
"I think it's very important. People just don't want to wait on line. When we first started giving them out at Nassau Community College, people were waiting on line outside for an hour," says Dr. Victor Klein, of Northwell Health. "And now some of it's like, you just walk up and have it done. So I think it's very important to make it easy."
Some doctors say they anticipate the age to be able to walk in for a vaccine will go down gradually.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't said anything about lowering the walk-in requirements yet.


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