Jones Beach State Park will open on Thursday as the state’s first drive-through Covid-19 vaccination center on Long Island to vaccinate qualified New Yorkers who have lost their schedule.
Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would open five state-owned vaccination sites throughout the state and then serve the general public. Target group expanded For key workers and people over the age of 65.
“New York is rapidly expanding its network and capabilities to allow as many New Yorkers as the supply allows to be vaccinated,” Kuomo said in a statement. “A new state-wide vaccination site will facilitate our distribution to efficiently vaccinate the most vulnerable New Yorkers.”
The other four sites are located at Jacob K Javits Center, Westchester County Center, New York State Fair Expo Center, which opened on Tuesday, and SUNY Albany, which opened on Friday.
The New York State Department of Health website has all the appointments on the Jones Beach site Already reserved.. State officials say more locations with more registration slots will open in the coming days.
Vaccine supply Still restricted, New York receives about 300,000 doses a week from the federal government, and about 7 million people are eligible to receive it. Registered people may not be able to make reservations for an additional 14 weeks or more.
“Our biggest obstacle continues to be federal inaction,” Cuomo said. “We were too far from hindering our efforts with inadequate vaccine supply from the federal government. I told the federal government that New Yorkers would be patient throughout the process and increase supply to the state. We encourage you to make a request. “
To verify your eligibility and make a reservation, please visit: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov Or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.
In addition to the state-owned site, Northwell has been vaccinated at specific locations in Garden City, Elmont, Hewlett, Lake Success, Chosset, Westbury, Amityville, Brentwood, Central Islip, Huntington, and Riverhead. I will. To make a reservation, please visit: northwell.edu / coronavirus-covid-19 / vaccine..
Nassau County also has sites in Uniondale and Westbury. To make a reservation, please visit: nassaucountyny.gov/vaccine..
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