Curran Announces Pop-Up Vaccine Site Campaign to Begin on Martin Luther King Day
Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Health & Wellness
By Long Island
Published: January 18 2021
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has announced that on Martin Luther King Day the County will kick off a pop-up vaccine distribution campaign focused on ensuring an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. Photo Credit: Nassau County
The pop-up campaign will begin with a pilot at Union Baptist Church in Hempstead on Monday, with over 150 vaccination shots provided to pre-selected, eligible church congregants over the age of 65. Although vaccine supplies are currently limited, the County plans to do similar pop-up events at houses of worship, community centers, and other locations in communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic as supply from the state and federal government is ramped up. The site will be open to the media from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
“Nassau County is committed to an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of our efforts, the County is working closely with trusted messengers to build confidence in an equitable process, and with established partners to directly increase access in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic. The County will continue to vaccinate as many residents as we can across all communities so we can definitively win this war, get our lives back, and get our economy roaring,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.