Coronavirus NY: New York to open 10 new mass vaccination sites in coming weeks

Coronavirus Update for New York
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that as the federal vaccine supply continues to increase, New York will establish 10 additional state-run mass vaccination sites.

Officials say those sites will be located in New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Capital, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and Western New York regions to further grow New York's vast distribution network.

"Thanks to increasing vaccine supply from our partners in Washington we can utilize more of our state's capacity to distribute doses, and once they are open, these new sites will allow us to continue to get shots into arms on a large scale," Governor Cuomo said. "We know the vaccine is the weapon that will win this war, but it's only effective if we all take it, which is why we are working around the clock to establish sites like these across the state to reach as many New Yorkers as possible. The more people we vaccinate, the more we can continue our progress in keeping the infection rate at bay, reopening our economy and defeating COVID once and for all."

The sites remain in development and are expected to launch in the coming weeks.

Appointment scheduling information and hours of operation will be released in the coming days.

The 10 sites being established will open in the coming weeks at the following locations:

SUNY Stony Brook SH Campus
70 Tuckahoe Road
Southampton, NY

Suffolk Community College Brentwood Campus
502 Wicks Road
Brentwood, NY

SUNY Old Westbury
Clark Center - Gate C
223 Store Hill Road
Old Westbury, NY

SUNY Orange
Diana Physical Education Center
9 East Conkling Avenue
Middletown, NY

Ulster County Fairgrounds
249 Libertyville Road
New Paltz, NY

Queensbury Site
50 Gurney Lane
Queensbury, NY

SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY

Corning Community College
Gymnasium and Wellness Education Center
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY

Conference Center of Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street

Niagara Falls, NY

Bronx Site
Final Location Pending

Cuomo also announced the mass vaccination site at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City performed best in the nation from Saturday through Monday.

The site administered 13,431 doses over a 24-hour period on Saturday and Sunday, and 13,713 doses over a 24-hour period on Sunday and Monday. 123,124 doses have been administered across New York's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours. The total week 12 federal vaccine allocation has been delivered to providers for administration.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, New York providers have administered 89 percent of first doses so far delivered. The week 13 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.

"We continue to work with providers and local leaders across the state nonstop to get more shots into arms and reach all New Yorkers who are presently eligible," Governor Cuomo said. "Meanwhile we are addressing skepticism and working to further expand access for anyone who faces obstacles making an appointment and getting to a vaccination site because we have a duty to make sure the vaccine distribution is equitable. We are fortunate to have a reliable partner in the White House, and our distribution infrastructure here in New York has allowed us to administer the incoming supply efficiently. Now we must continue to take all possible safety precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus, so the vaccinations will have maximum effect."

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).

Numerous other sites have been established, including six joint state-FEMA community-based vaccination sites, the Yankee Stadium mass vaccination site and more than 120 community-based pop-up sites in public housing developments, churches and community centers.

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