COVID vaccine hits 90 percent of Nassau County adults

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COVID vaccine hits 90 percent of Nassau County adults
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that more than 90 percent of Nassau adults received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of the county executive's office)

More than 90 percent of Nassau County adults had received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Tuesday, according to state Department of Health statistics.

The figure, which is the second-highest among the 40 most populated counties throughout the United States, is more than 11 percent higher than the state’s average of 79.2 percent of adults with at least one shot. Nationwide, nearly 76 percent of adults at least 18 years old have received one shot.

In total, more than 1,037,000 people throughout Nassau have received at least one dose, with more than 932,000 having an entire vaccination series completed. 

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Nassau’s Department of Health recently launched a program that provides on-site vaccination events to various businesses. The program also offers free in-house vaccinations by appointment to eligible employees and their family members, Curran said Tuesday.

Businesses that are interested in applying for the program can call 516-227-9570 for more information.

“Nassau County is a national model for vaccination. I want to commend and thank our residents for stepping up to this historic challenge and doing the right thing,” the Democratic county executive said. “The vaccine is saving lives every day and Nassau is committed to keeping up our momentum.”

In terms of vaccinating the county’s youth, Nassau has launched a Student Vaccination Initiative, which features pop-up vaccination sites for people who may not have equitable access to receive inoculations. The program also trains youth ambassadors to promote vaccination awareness throughout their respective areas in Nassau County.

The state health department, which also breaks down vaccination rates by ZIP code, found that the 11042 ZIP code of New Hyde Park continues to have the lowest rate at 22.5 percent of people vaccinated. That area, however, consists primarily of businesses south of Northern State Parkway and along Marcus Avenue.

The next lowest vaccination rate on the North Shore is the 70.2 percent in the 11024 ZIP code of the Great Neck peninsula, which includes the Village of Kings Point. The next lowest one is also in Great Neck, with the 11023 ZIP code at a 72.5 percent rate, according to the figures. This area incorporates parts of the villages of Great Neck and Saddle Rock, along with Great Neck Gardens and Harbor Hills.

The highest vaccination rate, 91.2 percent, is also on the Great Neck peninsula, the 11020 ZIP code, consisting primarily of the Village of Lake Success and University Gardens. Some of this area is also made up of Great Neck South Middle and High School, North Shore Hebrew Academy and the Fresh Meadow Country Club.

The statistics also show vaccination rates of 88.5 percent in Roslyn, 85.5 percent in Albertson, 85.3 percent in New Hyde Park’s 11040 ZIP code, 83.7 percent in Mineola, 83.4 percent in Port Washington, 83.3 percent in Williston Park, 82.3 percent in Great Neck’s 11021 ZIP code, 82 percent in Roslyn Heights, 78.5 percent in Manhasset and 76.1 percent in Floral Park.

In total, the 13 North Shore ZIP codes average a 83.5 percent vaccination rate. Without the 22.5 percent figure in the 11042 ZIP code, the average for the remaining 12 ZIP codes increases to 88.5 percent.

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  1. Good to know I live in an area where most people are intelligent and caring enough to get the vaccine and protect each other and fight our common enemy this terrible disease rather than our fellow americans

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