Mobile vaccination unit offers shots at Hempstead Town Hall
The VaxMobile headed to Hempstead Town Hall Friday in an effort to get the community vaccinated.
The mobile station is part of the town's partnership with Mount Sinai South Nassau to get the community fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Town leaders say they're bringing shots right to residents, because they understand it can be hard for some to find a way to a local vaccination center.
"They don't have to travel far, they can often walk to it. We circulate to a new community every single day, just about," says Dr. Aaron Glatt, of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital.
The mobile unit comes as some state-run sites are due to close in the coming days, including the Jones Beach site.
On Long Island, 73.5% of adults on Long Island have at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot.
COVID-19 cases have been on the rise across the nation, in New York and on Long Island, due in part to the delta variant. Long Island's seven-day positivity rate is the highest in the state, at 1.23%.