Suffolk Police Help with Covid-19 Vaccinations on MLK Day

Written by Ls Cohen  |  19. January 2021

Suffolk Police did their part on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year. Observed on the third Monday of January every year, MLK Day is also designated as a national day of service, where people are encouraged to volunteer in their communities.


On Monday, ten Suffolk County Police Department MCAT paramedics administer 250 vaccines at The Boys and Girls Club of Bellport as part of the day of service, according to a post on Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s Facebook page. The vaccines wee delivered by Northwell Health.


Photo: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Facebook page.


“This initiative is part of a Health Equity Access Pilot Program that provides vaccine distribution sites in communities that may have difficult access reaching our traditional vaccine point-of-distribution locations,” the post said. “We worked with The Boys and Girls Club of Bellport to identify who were eligible, and also went to local churches and places of worship to identify parishioners that fit the criteria.”


The South Country Ambulance was also there on standby as EMTs.


Photo: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Facebook page.


“Incredible job all around,” Bellone said in the post.


According to a statement released by the department, SCPD’s MedCAT  team, composed of sworn members who are certified in advanced life support, “had the pleasure of helping to turn the corner in the fight against COVID-19 by providing the vaccine to those who are eligible.”


“SCPD is anticipating making MedCAT members available at future vaccination events,” the statement said.

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