As New York continues to gradually distribute coronavirus vaccines, questions about who can receive inoculations and where vaccination sites are located in Nassau County persist.
As of Wednesday, eligibility for the vaccine was expanded to the following groups of people, according to state officials:
- People 60 or older
- Health care personnel
- Teachers and child care workers
- Hotel workers
- Grocery store workers
- Public transit workers
- Long-term care facility residents and staff
- People with conditions like cancer, kidney disease, pulmonary disease, liver disease, type 1 or 2 diabetes, intellectual or developmental disabilities, and co-morbidities
- First responders and corrections workers
- Restaurant and delivery workers.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the thousands of vaccination sites throughout the state will be permitted to vaccinate any New Yorker who is eligible to receive the vaccine beginning Wednesday.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that the Nassau Coliseum will be turned into a mass vaccination site later this month. The announcement came after calls from the Nassau County Legislature to convert the venue into an inoculation center since January.
Vaccination sites throughout Nassau County include:
- Jones Beach
- Nassau Community College (Garden City)
- Yes We Can Community Center (Westbury)
- Northwell Health Physician Partners (Syosset)
- Northwell Center for Advanced Medicine (Lake Success)
- SUNY Old Westbury.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE SHOT:
- Visit either the state or county’s website and double-check eligibility
- Nassau County: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/VACCINE
- New York state: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
- Fill out the state’s coronavirus vaccine form, which officials encourage people to complete online.
- Provide proof of eligibility such as a letter from an employer, a valid passport, driver’s license or legal proof of birth date.
- If residents receive either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, the appointment for the second shot is automatically made. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.