New York has opened Covid vaccine eligibility to New Yorkers 16 years old and up! Looking to schedule your Covid vaccine shot on Long Island? Here are some tips and advice on where and how to schedule your Covid vaccine shot on Long Island (including direct links to Covid vaccination sites in Nassau County and Suffolk County). The article will also let you know in on valuable shortcuts to make the Covid vaccine appointment booking process much easier for you!
How to Book Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments on Long Island
First you need to know that New York does not have a central booking for Covid vaccine appointments. That means you will have to go to many different websites to find available Covid vaccine appointments on Long Island. You can make your Covid vaccine appointment directly at the New York state run Covid vaccine registration website or make an appointment directly at one of the Long Island Healthcare Covid vaccine websites or make an appointment directly at one of the Long Island pharmacy websites. With so many vaccine websites to keep track of, booking a Covid vaccine appointment on Long Island can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating. In this article, you will find a list of registration links to various websites for Long Island Covid vaccination centers.
New York State Run Mass Vaccination Sites on Long Island
There are currently five New York state run mass Covid vaccination sites on Long Island. Below are the New York state run mass Covid vaccination sites on Long Island.
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
SUNY Stony Brook SH Campus, Southampton, NY
Suffolk Community College Brentwood Campus , Brentwood, NY
SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
How to Book Covid Vaccine Appointments at New York State Run Sites on Long Island
Currently, you can book your Covid vaccine appointment for SUNY Stony Brook and Jones Beach through the New York State Covid registration website. In the coming weeks, the 3 new mass Covid vaccine sites will be added to the list. Here is the link to schedule your Covid vaccine appointment on New York state run mass vaccination sites on Long Island: New York State-Run Vaccination Registration Site.
You will find that it is challenging to get an appointment at one of the Long Island vaccination sites. If you can’t get a Covid vaccine appointment on Long Island, you may want to consider going to other New York state run Covid vaccine sites such as The Javits Center in Manhattan or Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.
One thing to consider when you are scheduling your Covid vaccine shot is the drive from Long Island. Most New York state run Covid vaccine sites are administering the Pfizer vaccine. That means you will have to go back again for your second Covid vaccine shot. For the New York state run Covid vaccination sites, you will automatically be scheduled to return for your second shot at the same vaccination location. For example, if your Covid vaccine appointment was at 2pm in Jones Beach, you will be scheduled to come back for your second Covid vaccine shot at 2pm in Jones Beach around 3-4 weeks out. If you don’t want to deal with having to go back for your second Covid vaccine shot, you can try to get the one shot Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine at The Javits Center. But of course, with limited Covid vaccine supplies, you should not be picky, you should book the first Covid vaccine appointment you can find.
Long Island Covid Vaccine Bots
If you have started looking into booking an appointment at one of the New York state run mass Covid vaccine sites, you will know that more often than not you will be greeted with the “No Appointments Available” message. It is frustrating and difficult to find available Covid vaccine appointments! You have to keep checking and refreshing the Covid registration website for open appointments. However, there is a short cut to your problem. I want to let you in on a secret, instead of wasting a lot of time refreshing or checking the various Covid Vaccine websites for appointment availabilities, you should take advantage of the New York Covid vaccine bots.
You are probably wondering, what exactly are New York Covid vaccine bots? These are websites created by frustrated tech savvy volunteers to make scheduling Covid vaccine in New York easier. Basically, these programmers created websites that uses bots to automatically check and recheck the various New York Covid vaccine websites to find out if there are any available appointments. Available Covid vaccine appointments are then posted. This saves you a lot of time and frustration as you book your Covid vaccine. Instead of manually checking and refreshing vaccine registration websites to find available Covid vaccine appointments, these Covid vaccine bots will do the checking for you to find out where the available Covid vaccine appointments are. Turbovax is a website that checks for appointments in the city and state-run vaccine sites in the NYC area which includes the Long Island Covid vaccine sites at SUNY Stony Brook and Jones Beach. Turbovax is a free service, created by Huge Ma, a software engineer frustrated with the New York Covid vaccine appointment process. NYC Vaccine List is another free website created by a group of volunteers to check for available Covid vaccine appointments in the government, healthcare and pharmacy websites. Just know that the Covid vaccine bots at both Turbovax and NYC Vaccine List are more focused on monitoring NYC Covid vaccine websites but it is still a useful resource when trying to get Covid vaccine appointments on Long Island.
Get Long Island Covid Vaccine Appointments Tweets from Vaccine Bots
In order to save you from having to constantly check the Turbovax and NYC Vaccine List websites for available appointments, you should turn on Covid vaccine appointment notifications from these vaccine bots on twitter. When you turn on post notification on twitter, you will get notified whenever these Vaccine bots find new Covid vaccine appointments on Long Island and New York vaccination sites. Turbovax twitter handle is @turbovax and NYC Vaccine List has a volunteer that runs @nycshotslots. Follow these Covid vaccine bot twitter accounts and turn on post notification. You will get notified whenever these vaccine bots find new Covid vaccine appointments on Long Island and New York. One thing you should know is that there are thousands of followers in both Turbovax and NYC Vaccine List twitter accounts. So when you receive a twitter notification from either Turbovax or NYC Vaccine List, don’t be surprised if the available Coronavirus vaccine appointments are snapped up in minutes!
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Hospitals on Long Island with Covid Vaccines
Below you will find a list of hospitals on Long Island that have Covid vaccines. Know that Covid vaccines allocated to these Long Island hospitals are very limited so it may be more difficult to get a Covid vaccine appointment. Also, most of these hospitals on Long Island are not being monitored for available Covid vaccine appointments by the vaccine bots at TurboVax and NYC Vaccine List. That means you will need to manually check the websites for Covid vaccine appointments in the Long Island hospitals below. Note that Covid vaccine allocation to Long Island hospitals are not consistent so there may be weeks without Covid vaccine availability. It is still worth checking the Long Island hospital websites below because you may be able to get on a list to be vaccinated when Covid vaccines become available.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Long Island Community Hospital
Health Centers on Long Island with Covid Vaccines
Below you will find a list of health centers on Long Island that have Covid vaccines. You should be aware that Covid vaccines allocated to these Long Island health centers are limited so it may be difficult to secure a Covid vaccine appointment. These Long Island health centers are not being monitored for available Covid vaccine appointments by the vaccine bots at TurboVax and NYC Vaccine List. That means you will need to manually check the websites for Covid vaccine appointments in the Long Island health centers below. Note that Covid vaccine allocation to Nassau and Suffolk County health centers are not consistent so there may be weeks without Covid vaccine availability. You should still check the Long Island health center websites below because you may be able to get on a list to be vaccinated when Covid vaccines become available.
Nassau County Health Centers with Covid Vaccines
Belmont Park ran by Northwell Health- 2150 Hempstead Tpk, Elmont, NY (only available for age 60+)
Nassau University Medical Health (only available for age 60+)
Northwell Health-Go Health Urgent Care, Hewlett NY
Northwell Health- Go Health Urgent Care, Huntington NY
Northwell Health- Go Health Urgent Care, Syosset, NY
Suffolk County Health Centers with Covid Vaccines
Northwell Health- Go Health Urgent Care, Riverhead, NY
Pharmacies on Long Island with Covid Vaccines
Below you will find a list of pharmacies on Long Island with Covid-19 vaccines. Know that Duane Reade, Walgreens and CVS pharmacy are being monitored by the vaccine bots at NYC Vaccine List. You can use NYC Vaccine List to get notified when there are available Covid vaccine appointments at the national pharmacy chain. The independent Long Island pharmacies in the list below are not being monitored by the bots at Turbovax or NYC Vaccine List so you will have manually check for available appointments.
Just know that compared to the New York state mass vaccination sites, Covid vaccine allocation to Long Island pharmacies are limited and inconsistent so there may be weeks without Covid vaccine availability. However, you should still check the Long Island pharmacy websites below or call the pharmacy directly because you may be able to get on a list to be vaccinated when Covid vaccines are available.
Pharmacies with Multiple locations in Nassau County and Suffolk County
Below you will find a list of national chain pharmacies, big box stores and grocery stores offering Covid vaccines in Nassau County and Suffolk County.
Nassau County Pharmacies with Covid Vaccines
Below you will find a list of independent Long Island pharmacies in Nassau County with Covid vaccines.
East Hills Pharmacy in Roslyn Height, NY
Franwin Pharmacy in Mineola NY
South Station Pharmacy in Great Neck, NY
Little Neck Drugstore in Little Neck, NY
Dana Pharmacy in Little Neck, NY (718) 224-3233
Raindew Pharmacy in Floral Park, NY
Franklin Square Pharmacy in Franklin Square, NY
Windsor Pharmacy in Syosset, NY
Family RX Pharmacy in East Meadow, NY (516) 280-7474
Direct Connect Pharmacy in Hicksville, NY
Stuart’s Pharmacy in Massapequa, NY
Suffolk County Pharmacies with Covid Vaccines
Below you will find a list of independent Long Island pharmacies in Suffolk County with Covid vaccines.
Belle Meade Pharmacy in East Setauket, NY
Sun Ray Pharmacy in Bay Shore, NY at (631) 206-4000
Deer Park Pharmacy in North Babylon, NY
Brentwood Pharmacy in Brentwood, NY
RX Express Pharmacy in Huntington, NY
Smithtown Prescription Center in Smithtown, NY
Kings Park Pharmacy in Kings Park, NY
Heritage Chemists Pharmacy in Mt. Sinai, NY
Prescription Den Pharmacy in Selden, NY
Nassau County Department of Health Covid Vaccine Site
Nassau County runs several Covid vaccine sites. You can schedule an appointment at these Nassau County Covid vaccine sites by pre-registering with the Nassau County Department of Health. Eligible New Yorkers, can pre-register to receive an invitation to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination in the near future. Here is the link to pre-register for the Nassau County Department of Health Vaccination Site.
Pop Up Covid Vaccine Sites on Long Island
Every so often, New York state will run pop up Covid vaccine sites on Long Island. These Covid vaccine pop up sites are announced on a weekly basis and located at community centers on Long Island. Scheduling Covid vaccine appointments at these pop up sites will vary.
New York Mass Vaccine Sites that Allow Walk-Ins
If you can’t find a Covid vaccine appointment online, another option for you is to go to one of the New York Mass vaccine sites that allow walk-ins. Yes, no appointment needed to get your Covid vaccine shot at these New York vaccine sites! The only catch is these New York Mass vaccination sites that allow walk-ups are only for New Yorkers ages 75+ plus one eligible New Yorker who accompanies them. The Covid vaccine sites that no longer requires you to make an appointment to get your Covid vaccine are Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bathgate Contract Postal Station and Citi Field. These New York mass vaccine sites are open 24/7.
Who Is Eligible for the Covid Vaccine in New York
New York is currently vaccinating individuals age 16 years old and up.
Final Thoughts on Booking Your Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment on Long Island
Remember, be patient when booking your Covid vaccine appointment on Long Island. You should take advantage of the free service from the vaccine bots at TurboVax and NYC Vaccine List when booking your Covid vaccine appointment. Turn on post notification on twitter so you don’t miss out on available appointments! Also, you should try all the different websites above and put your name on their waitlists if no Covid vaccines are available. Or if you are eligible, you can stop by one of the New York mass vaccination sites that don’t require appointments. Remember, as Covid vaccine supply increases, finding available Covid vaccine appointments will get easier.
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