Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla on Monday if the state could buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the U.S. drugmaker.
Jones Beach State Park will open as the state’s first drive-thru Covid-19 vaccination center on Long Island Thursday, vaccinating eligible New Yorkers who snagged appointments.
Since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved two coronavirus vaccines last month, the public should do its part to fight the pandemic by rolling up their sleeves and getting the shot, experts say.
Certain essential workers and seniors are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on Long Island. All New Yorkers who fall in Phase 1B can make an appointment to receive the vaccine starting Monday, Jan. 11.
Nassau County opens its first Covid-19 vaccine distribution site on Tuesday, Jan. 5, County Executive Laura Curran announced at a news conference on Monday.
Long Island’s initial allocation of Covid-19 vaccines has increased to about 69,600 doses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today, after the U.S. Food And Drug Administration’s advisory committee recommended emergency approval of the Moderna vaccine last night.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has received the Covid-19 vaccine and has begun to vaccinate its frontline health care heroes.