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New Evening Hours at State Vaccination Site

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 13:33
A sign at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus pointed the way.
Durell Godfrey

As of Monday, 71 percent of New Yorkers 18 and older had gotten at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control. To make it easier for people 12 and up to join the ranks of those partially or fully vaccinated locally, New York State will add Tuesday and Wednesday evening hours at its mass vaccination site at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus. 

The site will remain open seven days a week. Vaccines will be administered Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Appointments are not required.

Three Covid-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the federal Food and Drug Administration: The Johnson & Johnson single-dose Janssen vaccine and the Moderna two-dose vaccine are authorized for those 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, also two doses, is authorized for those 12 and older. 

The C.D.C. says that 63.2 percent of adult New Yorkers have completed their vaccine series and that 52 percent of eligible New Yorkers have completed the series. Increasing vaccination rates are pointed to as the primary reason for a consistent drop in Covid-19 cases in the state. Statewide as of Sunday, the seven-day average of positive tests was just .37 percent. Suffolk County's seven-day average was .4 percent. Out of 4,818 tests reported in the county on Sunday, only 26 were positive. 

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