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COVID-19 vaccine

CDC issues guidance for fully vaccinated people

Fully vaccinated people can visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease.

With vaccinations up and COVID-positive tests down, Cuomo eases restaurant restrictions

More than 5.5 million COVID-19 doses have been administered in New York State so far, the governor said yesterday. Vaccination progress, coupled with declining COVID testing positivity and hospitalization rates led the governor to ease occupancy restrictions on restaurants outside of New York City, beginning March 19.

Riverhead COVID-19 vaccination site opens

Riverhead opened a COVID-19 vaccination site today for seniors age 65 and older. All 1,000 vaccination appointments have been booked. The town is continuing to preregister seniors for the next shipment of vaccine doses, which the supervisor said she expects will be allocated by the state in the next week or two.

COVID vaccine distribution site for seniors 65+ to open in Riverhead Friday

Riverhead has arranged for 1,000 first-doses of the two-dose Moderna vaccine to be administered to seniors 65 and older at the town's senior center in Aquebogue. Appointments are required. (No walk-ups.)

Supervisor expects Riverhead vaccination site for seniors ‘by next week’

Riverhead should have a vaccination site in town for residents 65+ by next week, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said in an interview today.

COVID vaccine is a shot of hope for all, especially the medically fragile

The more research I did, the more I realized while it was important for my husband and me to get the vaccine, it was most important for my daughter to be vaccinated.

Doctors urge federal and state governments to let them vaccinate vulnerable patients against COVID-19

Doctors in New York and five other states are urging the Biden Administration and state governments to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to community-based...

Local officials blast state COVID-19 vaccination program as chaotic, unfair and failing

With more than half of all New Yorkers now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine though the vaccine supply remains scarce,

NY residents with any of these conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 15

The governor this afternoon released a long list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that will make adult New Yorkers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of age or occupation, beginning Feb. 15.

So much for expanded vaccine eligibility: crashing websites, voided appointments and lack of supply frustrate residents and officials alike

Local residents report spending futile hours on end trying to make vaccination appointments through the state's website, which repeatedly crashed. Hundreds of people who made appointments at Stony Brook University, using an unauthorized link, had their appointments voided.