Huntington Public Library – Station Branch is one of nine Covid-19 vaccination sites across New York that will “pop up” at an early voting location this weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday.
Town of Huntington residents have a primary election coming up on June 22. Registered voters can choose to vote early this Saturday, June 19 at the library, and if they have not done so already, get their Covid vaccine while they’re at it. The one-day-only, state-run vaccination site will be first-come, first-served and is part of an initiative to vaccinate residents living in areas with low vaccination rates.
“We remain laser-focused on making the vaccine accessible in every community, and will go wherever New Yorkers go in order to reach them,” Cuomo said. “We know some areas are still lagging in getting people vaccinated, and these new pop-up sites at early voting locations will allow New Yorkers to perform two civic duties at once — casting their ballot and rolling up their sleeves.”
Huntington voters will choose a Town Supervisor candidate in the Working Families party, as well as council member candidates in the Working Families and Democratic parties, to run in November.
Earlier this week, Cuomo announced that Northwell Health at 1 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park would also serve as a pop-up vaccination site to target zip codes with lower-than-average rates of residents receiving at least one vaccine dose. That site is open Friday, June 18 on a first-come, first-served basis.
On the whole, Long Island has the highest vaccination rate in the state, with 75 percent of all adult residents (18 and older) having received at least one Covid-19 shot.
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