Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by local officials and Northwell Health to announce upcoming youth vaccination days at Kennedy Park in Hempstead. As a part of the State’s #VaxToSchool program, participants aged 12-17 will receive gift cards for Amazon, movie theatres and other incentives after receiving each shot. Nassau County has been in a national model in vaccinations and this initiative aims to build on that progress by getting more residents aged 12 to 17 vaccinated.
“Nassau County has been a model in COVID-19 vaccinations, leading the State and Nation with getting shots into arms. While we have made historic progress, the vaccine is our pathway to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and keep our County, including our schools and businesses, open. That is why we are joining New York State in their #VaxToSchool program to continue encouraging eligible young people to roll up their sleeves with special incentives at these upcoming pop-up events. Thank you to New York State and Northwell Health for joining us in this important initiative,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
Nassau County has one of the highest rates of vaccination across demographic groups. According to New York State data, 94% of adults in Nassau have received one or more shot and nearly 80% of the total population has received at least one dose. The event will be utilizing Pfizer and residents 12+ will be eligible.
The events will be held Thursday, October 14, 21, and 28 from 8am-8pm at Kennedy Park in Hempstead and Saturday, October 16, 23 and 30 from 9am-9pm at 1 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park. A one-day pop-up will also take place at Roosevelt Homecoming on October 23 from 2pm to 8pm.
Appointments can be made online for Kennedy Park here and for 1 Marcus Avenue here. Walk ins will be accepted.