The push to expand access to Covid-19 vaccines continues on the South Fork, with East Hampton Town adding five additional vaccination clinics in February and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital moving its clinics to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons to accommodate more appointments.
The town will offer first, second, and booster shots at evening clinics on Feb. 1 and Feb. 22 and daytime clinics on Feb. 7, Feb. 10, and Feb. 16. There were still appointments on each of those dates as of yesterday. The single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and first, second, and booster doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available.
Pediatric doses will not be administered.
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The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons is now a vaccination site operated in partnership with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and replaces the Parrish Hall vaccination site near the hospital. First, second, and booster shots are available.
Moderna shots and boosters will be given to people 18 and older on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. Pfizer shots and boosters will be offered on Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. for those 12 and up.
A hospital spokeswoman said last Thursday that the change was made in order to accommodate more vaccine appointments — up to 600 per day at the church, an increase from the 200 appointments available at the Parrish Hall each day. It is also expected to ease the traffic for the drive-through test site at the hospital.
The church is at 111 St. Andrews Road in Southampton. Appointments for vaccines are required and can be made online at through the hospital's scheduling portal.
Children 16 and older have been eligible to receive boosters of the Pfizer vaccine. On Monday, the federal Food and Drug administration extended emergency authorization of Pfizer boosters to children 12 to 15 who had received a second shot more than five months ago. A C.D.C. advisory panel was expected to follow suit yesterday.