The Covid vaccine arrived in East Hampton Feb. 13.
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East Hampton is Launching Vaccination Center

Pictured above: The Covid vaccine arrived in East Hampton Feb. 13. | Joanne Pilgrim photo East Hampton Town is seeking vaccines against Covid-19 from Suffolk County and New York State in a plan to open a community vaccination center, and was looking earlier this month for volunteers from the community for help in running it. The vaccination clinics will be held at the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons
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New Yorkers with Some Pre-Existing Conditions Eligible for Vaccination Feb. 15

New York State has issued a list of pre-existing conditions that will enable previously ineligible people to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the state beginning Feb. 15. The full list of comorbidities and underlying conditions established Feb. 5 is below, but state officials warn the list is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and "as the state obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data." Adults of any age
Kisa King, Resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital receives the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, administered by Ian Pak, Pharmacist at Stony Brook University Hospital.
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New York Covid Vaccine Allocation Drops as Demand Soars

Pictured Above: Kisa King, Resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital receives the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, administered by Ian Pak, Pharmacist at Stony Brook University Hospital. | Stony Brook University photo New York State's allocation of Covid-19 vaccines for next week has been slashed from 300,000 to 250,000, just as 7.1 million New Yorkers became eligible to receive the vaccine. As East
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explains the Covid-19 vaccine distribution process.
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East End Lawmakers Decry “Chaotic” Covid Vaccine Roll-Out

The new Covid-19 vaccination distribution system is "virtually non-existent" on the East End, say 17 elected officials, who sent a letter requesting a network of distribution sites on the East End to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Thursday. South Fork State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele's office sent the letter, which was signed by North Fork Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio and State Senator Anthony Palumbo, along with
Sandra Lindsay, RN, Northwell first U.S. Covid shot
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Ages 65+ Can Now Receive Covid Vaccine in New York

Pictured Above: Sandra Lindsay, RN, a critical care nurse for Northwell Health in Queens, was the first U.S. recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine in December. | Northwell Health photo In a change of course, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday morning that New Yorkers ages 65 and over are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, effective immediately. He added that the state had administered 60,000 vaccines in the
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explains the Covid-19 vaccine distribution process.
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Expanded Covid Vaccine Distribution Begins Monday

Update Monday, Jan 11, 11 a.m. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, the New York State Covid-19 Vaccination Hotline will open for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1b at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). You can also visit the NYS website at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ to check eligibility and to find the current nearest location.  Original story follows: Public school employees including teachers, first responders, public safety and transit
Covid Warning for Riverhead
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Suffolk: Covid Positivity Hits 12.8 Percent

Suffolk County reported 1,650 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, out of 12,909 tests, for a positivity rate of 12.8 percent. "To put it simply, today's COVID-19 numbers are shocking. Not only is this the highest number of new cases reported since the onset of the pandemic, but the double-digit positivity rate puts us right back to where we were in early May," said Suffolk County
Dr. Lawrence R. Schiff of Eastern Long Island Hospital
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Health Care & Government Leaders Urge Public to Take Covid Vaccine

Pictured Above: Stony Brook-Eastern Long Island Hospital Emergency Department Chief Dr. Lawrence R. Schiff took the vaccine on Monday. As the two approved Covid-19 vaccines begin to be distributed more widely to the community in the coming weeks, health care leaders and elected officials are urging members of the public to take the shots. The first approved vaccine, by Pfizer-BioNTech, arrived on the East End last week, when frontline health
The easternmost block of Greenport’s Front Street was closed to traffic the weekend of June 20 to allow more outdoor dining.
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Coronavirus Update: Suffolk Provides Rental & Biz Assistance, Testing for First Responders

Pictured Above: Outdoor dining this summer on Greenport's Front Street. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the launch Friday, Dec. 11 of Suffolk BACKSTOP -- a new Covid-19 rental and small business assistance program for county residents and business owners facing hardships due to the pandemic, along with a Covid testing program for first responders. The economic assistance program – Bringing Assistance for Covid-19 and Kickstarting Support to Operating Professionals
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Riverhead, Hampton Bays Become State Covid Cluster Zones

Read our continuing coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of the Riverhead zip code, including Riverside, and parts of Northampton and Flanders, along with much of Hampton Bays and part of Shinnecock Hills were named New York State yellow Covid cluster zones on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the areas would become cluster zones in a midday media briefing. In a yellow cluster zone, the least restrictive of the state's