How to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine on Long Island this week

How to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine on Long Island this week

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  An estimated 10 million New Yorker’s are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in New York.  As of Sunday, February 14th, anyone aged 16 and up with a comorbidity or a qualifying underlying health condition joined the list of those eligible to get a COVID-19 appointment.  Governor Cuomo announced last week that supplies of the vaccine to New York State from the federal government would be increasing by up to 20% over the next three weeks but tracking down an appointment is still difficult.  On Sunday eligible New Yorker’s flooded the New York State sign up website trying to book appointments, available vaccination time slots at Stony Brook and Jones Beach booked up fast.  Some Long Islander’s booked appointments at other nearby vaccination locations including the state run vaccination sites at the Aquaduct Racetrack and Javits Center vaccination site in Manhattan.

Right now in New York, the people who can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments include:

All New Yorker’s currently eligible for a COVID-19 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 on Long Island, including CVS, Walgreens and Stop & Shop are able to vaccinate anyone 65 and older.

Other ways to get a vaccine appointment include;

  • New York State pop up vaccination centers: none so far announced for the week of 2/15/21

Photo: Sunday, February 14, 2021, multiple devices wait in cue to try to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment in New York photo by Brett Levine.