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Pediatric Vaccine Clinic to Be Held in Springs

Springs School District parents wishing to get Pfizer vaccine shots for their children ages 5 to 11 can do so on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the school between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. The vaccine clinic will also be open to children of Springs School staff members.

Nov 15, 2021
Vaccination Clinic at East Hampton Town Hall on Wednesday

East Hampton Town Hall will be the site of a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic for people 12 and up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vaccines will be administered in the main meeting room. Town Hall is at 159 Pantigo Road in East Hampton

Nov 15, 2021
On Call: Blink, and It's Eighteen Months

I remember the underscore of terror in the early days of the pandemic, wondering if my working in an I.C.U. and taking care of some of the first patients with Covid-19 in our region was going to endanger my family. Eighteen months later, I can hardly believe that I am watching a friend and colleague deftly vaccinate all four of my children against Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021
On Call: The Latest on Booster Shots

While new recommendations released last week on Covid-19 booster shots for at-risk populations are not a broad suggestion that all vaccinated people get a booster, they do extend the recommendation to a great many people.

Oct 28, 2021
Covid-Testing Company Is Out

Medivolve, the company contracted by East Hampton Town to provide Covid-19 testing at sites in East Hampton and Montauk, will no longer operate those sites.

Oct 21, 2021
Beware Vaccine Verification Text Phishing Scam

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the State Health Department have warned residents of a text message phishing scheme to try to steal personal information from those attempting to validate their Covid-19 vaccine status. 

Oct 13, 2021
East Hampton Town Opens New Covid Testing Site on Stephen Hand's

Free P.C.R. saliva testing for Covid-19 is now offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Town Center for Humanity, the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons, at 110 Stephen Hand's Path.

Oct 7, 2021
On Call: The Venn Diagram of Parenting and Doctoring

All you parents who wonder if it's just you who needs to cajole, bribe, and beg your children to get them to comply medical advice should take comfort in knowing that even physicians have to contort themselves into a thousand pretzel-like caricatures of parenting in order to get their kids to follow the doctor's orders.

Oct 7, 2021
Unvaccinated Hospital Staff Are Suspended

Sixteen full-time health care workers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital who had not received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by Monday have been suspended without pay and will be fired if they don’t get vaccinated within 30 days, hospital officials said on Tuesday.

Sep 30, 2021
On Call: The Booster Question 

The big question on everyone's lips this month seems to be whether or not they should receive a third (in the case of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines) or second (if they opted for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) "booster" dose against Covid-19.

Sep 23, 2021
Covid Cases Still Climbing on South Fork

Despite a high vaccination rate in the town and statewide, the positive infection rate reported by the testing sites at Town Hall and in Montauk more than tripled in August, from 4 to 13 percent of those tested receiving a positive diagnosis. Between Sept. 14 and 19, the positive rate was 12.2 percent among 1,263 tests in East Hampton and 13.5 percent among 370 tests in Montauk.

Sep 23, 2021
On Call: Shouldn't We Be Past This?

In so many ways, the fact that we are still having to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic feels like a kick to the gut, but here we are. At this juncture in the pandemic, it is worthwhile to once again review some of the current public health guidelines aimed at stopping the spread and protecting yourself and your community.

Sep 16, 2021