Stony Brook vaccine site to open today

Stony Brook vaccine site to open today

(Stony Brook, NY)- A New York State COVID vaccination site opens Monday, at Stony Brook University.  Over 7 million people in New York State are now eligible to receive a COVID vaccine but the supply, can’t keep up with the demand. Governor Cuomo announced over the weekend that the Federal Government had reduced New York’s vaccine allotment for this week by 50,000 dosages, down to 250,0000.  The New York State COVID Vaccine Tracker says 77% of the vaccines distributed to Long Island have been administered but Long Islanders continue to struggle with finding appointment times.

The New  York State COVID Vaccine Tracker can be accessed here.

To make an appointment at any New York State run vaccine site, check the ‘am i eligible site’, available here

You can call New York State to make a vaccination appointment at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).

To make an appointment at a Suffolk County vaccination site, check the Northwell Health website available, here.

In Suffolk County, you can also text MYTURN to 77570 to check your eligibility through Northwell Health.

Photo: Cars line up to enter the New York State Nassau COVID-19 drive-through vaccination site at Jones Beach State Park, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wantagh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)