Dix Hills Fire Department to Host Kids’ Covid-19 Vaccinations

The Dix Hills Fire Department will host a Covid-19 vaccination site for children Wednesday. The site, at 115 East Deer Park Road, will offer the  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from 2-7 p.m. for children 5 and up. It is one of 17 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites Read More …

Hochul Proposes Big Healthcare, Housing Plans

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced sweeping new programs involving healthcare, transportation, housing, climate change and more Wednesday in her first State of the State address. At the top of her list was healthcare, with a plan to invest $10 billion in the sector, including more than Read More …

State Sites on LI Offering Covid-19 Vaccinations for Kids

The state has 10 mass vaccination sites that offer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years old. More than 50,000 of New York’s younger residents have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The following locations administer the vaccine to this age Read More …

Cuomo Says All Healthcare Workers Must Get Covid-19 Vaccination

All healthcare workers in New York State will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Gov Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, effective Sept. 27. The order applies to staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities,  including nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings, with Read More …

Covid-19 Vaccination Eligibility Expands to 30-Plus; 16-Plus in April

New York residents 30 and up will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. In addition, those who are 16 and up can begin to schedule appointments on April 6. The federal government has encouraged the switch to Read More …

200 Receive Covid-19 Vaccination at Melville Pop-Up

About 200 people received a Covid-19 vaccine Friday at B.A.P.S. Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Melville. Stony Brook University personnel administered the vaccines, as part of New York State’s community pop-up outreach, which includes  religious institutions, public housing developments, schools, some union offices, community centers and Read More …

UPDATE: Some Covid-19 Vaccines Given Feb. 15 at Jones Beach ‘Not Effective’

News 12 reported Monday that some of the Covid-19 vaccines given Feb. 15 at Jones Beach were not kept sufficiently cold and were therefore “not effective.”  Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said later that 81 of the nearly 1,400 people vaccinated that day would have Read More …

Covid-19 Vaccinations to Open Feb.15 to Those With Medical Conditions

Residents with medical conditions given priority for the Covid-19 vaccination will be able to sign up Feb.14 for appointments Feb. 15, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. Those claiming they are qualified will have to provide proof of their condition, he said, which could mean Read More …

State Covid-19 Rate Declines; Long Island at 6.3 Percent

Gov.Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday that the state’s 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate has declined for the 23rd consecutive day. However, Long Island continues to lead the state infection rate, at 6.33 percent, even as the percentage declines. “We’ve dealt with a holiday surge driven Read More …