(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.
- Nassau County will open a new vaccination center at LIU Post on Monday, more info on the LIU Post site is available here. More info on the Nassau County vaccination efforts can be found here.
- In Suffolk, the Suffolk County Department of Health website can be accessed here. Suffolk is also directing people seeking a 1st dose, to check the NYS, ‘am I eligible’ site, available here.
Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens are able to vaccinate anyone 65 and older.
- Currently, both CVS and Walgreens are scheduling appointments for Long Islander’s Here is the link to CVS and here is the link to Walgreens
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.
- Northwell Health, due to limited supply say they are only booking 2nd dose appointments at this time. You can access the Northwell site here.
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)