Senator Palumbo Announces New State-Run Mass Vaccination Site on the East End

State Capitol

            Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) today announced that New York State will place a state-operated mass vaccination site on SUNY Stony Brook’s Southampton Campus. The Southampton site is one of 10 additional state-run mass vaccination sites announced to expand New York's vaccine distribution network.

         “Over the past few months I have worked closely with my colleagues in the Legislature and with state and local officials in advocating for greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for our residents here on the East End of Long Island,” said Senator Anthony Palumbo. “This new vaccination site will greatly enhance our region’s ability to vaccinate local residents, especially seniors, who have been hampered by long commutes to vaccination sites and with scheduling appointments. I want to thank SUNY Stony Brook for continuing to partner with us and for their amazing work at helping the community in this time of need.

          Senator Palumbo noted that the site is expected to launch in the coming weeks. Final details, including appointment scheduling information and hours of operation will be released in the coming days. Once appointments are opened, eligible New Yorkers will be able to schedule appointments by utilizing New York's 'Am I Eligible' website or by calling the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).