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 …

Weather Halts Vaccinations at Jones Beach

Covid-19 vaccinations scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Jones Beach have been suspended because of the freezing weather, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday. Anyone scheduled for a vaccination those two days is being notified of the suspension via e-mail and text message and appointments Read More …

St. Hugh Church to Host Covid-19 Vaccinations on Tuesday

UPDATE St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington Station will host Covid-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, the governor’s office said Saturday. A link used to make an appointment was showing that all slots were booked. It is unclear whether other appointments are available. St. Hugh is one Read More …

UPDATE: Vaccine Program Expands to Essential Workers, Over-75s

Updated: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan Friday night to expand the Covid-19 vaccination program starting Monday to essential workers and people 75 and older. The governor said that the state has established a network of additional distribution sites that will supplement the work being done in Read More …

Cuomo Wants Hospitals to Pick Up the Pace of Covid-19 Vaccinations

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned hospitals  Monday to pick up the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations, adding that New York State will provide workers to help administer the vaccinations in nursing homes. He ran through a list of hospital vaccination rates, naming those with lower rates, Read More …

Nursing Home Staff, Residents Start Receiving Covid-19 Vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine rolling out to nursing homes in  on Monday. Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Commack said that it began vaccinating about 400 people on Monday, including both staff and residents. They plan another clinic on Jan. 11 for both the second Read More …

Feds to Handle Nursing Home Vaccination Program, Cuomo Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that the federal government will run a program to provide vaccinations to residents and staff of nursing homes in New York State.  “They contract with medical companies, drug companies to actually do the vaccinations of nursing home residents and nursing home staff. A state can opt in Read More …

Letter: State Legislators, Act to Protect Children on Vaccinations

Dear NYS Legislators, I am a pediatrician who has been advocating for a bill in the NYS legislature that would allow only medical exemptions to vaccination. I have heard from staffers of various Assembly offices that legislators are not hearing from the parents of children Read More …