UNIONDALE, NY (CBSNewYork) – When more supplies are available, COVID-19 Immunization efforts are intensifying across the Triple State.
A new distribution site opened on Tuesday morning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Arena at Uniondale.
Site will begin to manage Vaccine for more than 1,000 people this week, the officials said.
District Facilitator Laura Curran indicates the new site will enable vaccination as quickly as possible as vaccine supplies increase.
“We still have more demand than supply, but it’s starting to catch up,” Curran said. “It’s important we have this infrastructure, we’re not overwhelmed with supply, that we have a place to put it in and put it in our hands.”
Carmine Biscardi of East Meadow called Tuesday his most exciting day since he immigrated here from Italy. He might meet his friends soon.
“I am of Italian Son and Daughter descent. Hopefully over the next few months we will start having one-on-one meetings, ”Biscardi told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan.
More than 32% of Nassau County’s residents have received at least one dose of the drug, and now the arena is ready to provide hundreds of injections a day.
“This is an iconic building. It is located in the heart of our district. It’s easy to access and the vaccine distribution here is very affordable, ”says Curran.
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Some qualified but hesitated. They now recognize reliable messengers who tout vaccination safety.
“Take it and be a leader and an example for my family,” said Joe Williams of East Meadow.
Nearby, Hofstra University has received a grant to help facilitate immunization in minority communities.
“One of the problems we have seen is the digital divide. The same thing hurts students in underserved schools, computers that I can’t access and access websites because, says Lawrence Levy, head of the Hofstra Suburban Research Center. their bandwidth.
Enter three second year students from Jericho Middle School’s “Angel of Vaccination Project” to help families in need.
“We are fortunate enough to have access to the right materials to make vaccination appointments,” said student Madison Grady.
They are contacted through their gmail account and then searched the web for availability.
“We only need their information. Once we have that, we divide the work. It takes about five hours a week, ”Emma Gross said.
“Think of my grandparents and their friends. They could barely text or email, ”added Abby Garten.
The arena will be open six days a week to book those appointments.
Some vaccination sites on Long Island require residents to schedule an appointment to go through a metal detector before getting vaccinated.