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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Announces Vaccine Milestone

Written by Chris Boyle  |  07. April 2021

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that 500,000 residents will have received their first COVID-19 shot, or approximately half of the County’s adult population.  With four County Department of Health vaccination sites, a designated hotline for seniors and veterans, robust partnerships with community providers, and a unique pre-registration vaccination website, Nassau County has become a model of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution in New York State. Nassau County currently has the highest percentage of residents (36.7%) with at least dose of the vaccine among New York State counties with population >500,000.
 
“The County has been leading the State in vaccinations and we will continue to move full speed ahead to get our residents protected against this deadly virus.   Thank you to the award-winning Department of Health and the fantastic Medical Reserve Corp. volunteers who have been doing an extraordinary job at swiftly vaccinating our population.  The vaccine is our passport back to normal and we have been building up infrastructure as both supply and eligibly increase. I am proud that we have reached the milestone of half a million residents vaccinated, but we are not stopping here.  Next week eligibility opens up to all residents 16 and up and Nassau County stands ready to get doses into arms,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. 
 
The County Department of Health is running four vaccine distribution centers at Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College, LIU Post and the “Yes We Can” Community Center.  In addition, the County has been partnering with Northwell Health and other medical partners to hold numerous pop-up distribution events -- targeting hard to reach populations. 
 
The County also established a designated way for both veterans and seniors to receive appointments.  Veterans can make an appointment through the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency by calling 516-572-6565. A hotline for seniors was also created to get shots in the arms of the vulnerable.  Seniors can make an appointment by calling  516-227-9590. 
 
For more information on the vaccine and for available appointments at County and partner locations, please visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/vaccine.

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