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 will be rescheduled. Those rescheduled appointments will take place beginning Sunday, and continue until Wednesday.
The weather system is producing strong winds and dropping wind-chill levels to near zero, which creates safety concerns because of the open-air tents used at the site.
“New York is currently experiencing a wave of bitter cold and strong winds and this weather has created safety concerns at the Jones Beach Mass Vaccination Site,” Cuomo said. “In the interest of safety for those who work and are receiving vaccinations at Jones Beach, operations have been suspended until Sunday. New Yorkers can rest assured that no appointments will be cancelled as a result and anyone scheduled for a vaccination on Friday or Saturday will receive a new appointment in the coming days.”
As part of the rescheduling process and to the extent possible, timing of new appointments will scheduled in alignment with the original appointment’s time. If that new appointment time does not work for an individual given the change in day, they will be provided with a contact number to identify a different time that may work better.
All other state-run mass vaccination sites remain in operation.