How to search for a vaccine appointment on Long Island

How to search for a vaccine appointment on Long Island

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Trying to get an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine on Long Island- is difficult, officials say this is due to the limited supply being provided to New York State from the federal government.

Here’s some information on how and where you and thousands of others, might look to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine in Nassau and Suffolk.  But be patient, finding a vaccine appointment is not easy, some say landing a spot, is like hitting the lottery- and unfortunately, at this time, not everyone wins.

Anyone currently eligible for a vaccine appointment, can sign up on the New York State run, “am I eligible” site – which you can access here.

New York State has directed both Nassau and Suffolk County to only vaccinate 1b essential employees.  To find out if you are in Group 1b, you can access that information here. 

Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens are able to vaccinate anyone 65 and older. 

Other ways to get a vaccine appointment include;

  • New York State  pop up vaccination centers, 2/11/21 at the Magnolia Center in Long Beach & 2/12/21 at the Gerard Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch, contact those locations directly to inquire about availability.


Photo: A screener takes the temperature of a patient as he arrives for a COVID-19 vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination site at Yankee Stadium, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in the Bronx, NY (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)