With concerns about the delta variant of the coronavirus growing, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced on Monday that more than one million residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
As of Wednesday, 1,003,201 Nassau residents had received at least their first dose of the vaccine, with 906,234 having a completed vaccination series, according to figures from the state Health Department.
Although New York City, Queens County and Kings County have inoculated more people, Nassau has the highest percentage of adults who have received at least one shot in the state, 87.7. The percentage is also the third-highest in the nation, according to statistics.
Including children, nearly 74 percent of Nassau’s total population, listed on the Health Department’s website as 1,358,343, have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the figures.
“Today we’ve reached another major milestone in our collective effort to defeat COVID-19: one million Nassau residents have now received at least one dose of the life-saving vaccine,” Curran said in a statement Monday. “Nassau County has the highest adult vaccination rate in New York State and the third highest in the United States and we’re committed to keeping up our momentum.”
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 21.7 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 67.8 percent in the 11024 ZIP code of the Great Neck peninsula, made up by the Village of Kings Point. The next lowest one is also in Great Neck, with the 11023 ZIP code at a 70.3 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, 89.3 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 85.9 percent in Roslyn, 84.4 percent in Albertson, 83.7 percent in New Hyde Park’s 11040 ZIP code, 81.9 percent in Williston Park, 81.8 percent in Mineola, 81.6 percent in Port Washington, 80.2 percent in Roslyn Heights, 80.2 percent in Great Neck’s 11021 ZIP code, 77 percent in Manhasset and 74.4 percent in Floral Park.
In total, the 13 North Shore ZIP codes average a 81.6 percent vaccination rate. Without the 21.7 percent figure in the 11042 ZIP code, the average for the remaining 12 ZIP codes increases to 86.5 percent.