The Union Baptist Church in Hempstead became the first in a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites this week, as Nassau County seeks to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine.
The initiative began with over 150 vaccination shots provided to pre-selected, eligible church congregants over the age of 65 on Monday.
Nassau plans to do similar pop-up events at houses of worship, community centers, and other locations in communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, as the vaccine supply from the state and federal government is ramped up.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said the county is committed to an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“As part of our efforts, the county is working closely with trusted messengers to build confidence in an equitable process, and with established partners to directly increase access in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic,” Curran said in a written statement. “The county will continue to vaccinate as many residents as we can across all communities so we can definitively win this war, get our lives back, and get our economy roaring.”
More information about vaccine availability in Nassau can be found at the county’s website.