New York state opens vaccination site at Stony Brook University

New York state's new vaccine site is located at Stony Brook University's Innovation and Discovery Center, 1500 Stony Brook Rd., in Stony Brook.

STONY BROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday the state-run vaccination site at Stony Brook University is now open and vaccinating eligible New Yorkers against the COVID-19 virus.

The vaccine site is located at Stony Brook University's Innovation and Discovery Center, 1500 Stony Brook Rd., in Stony Brook.

Vaccinations are by appointment only, according to the governor's office. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment to receive their first dose, New Yorkers can use the state's 'Am I Eligible' website or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829). Appointments to receive the second dose at these sites are scheduled in-person after receiving the first dose. New Yorkers should not attempt to book their second appointment online. 

In addition to Stony Brook, Cuomo announced similar sites opened on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens and upstate at SUNY Potsdam and Plattsburgh International Airport. The new sites are in addition to last week's opening of state-run mass vaccination sites at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Jacob J. Javits Center in Manhattan, Westchester Convention Center in White Plains, New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, and University at Albany. Additional sites will be opened in the coming days, Cuomo said. 

"Our number one priority is getting New Yorker's vaccinated and we have continued to expand our network of sites to accomplish that goal," Cuomo said. "We are not only doing our part to get the vaccine distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we have made it a top priority to ensure distribution is happening fairly and equitably. Our progress is hindered only by the federal government's failure to provide adequate supply of the vaccine."

According to Cuomo, New York state's vaccine supply is determined by the federal government. Over 7 million New Yorkers are now eligible for the COVID vaccine, but the state receives 250,000 doses per week from the federal government. Due to the federal government's limited allocation, appointments have filled up quickly.

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