While New York state is reporting its lowest positivity and hospitalization rates in months, the numbers still remain high on Long Island.
Now, there are calls for the Nassau Coliseum to be used as a mass vaccination site and for additional vaccines from the federal government.
Sites run by Nassau County hope to have 2,500 teachers vaccinated by the end of the week, but officials say it certainly wasn’t easy getting to this point — and still isn’t easy moving forward.
It is a complaint that Nassau legislators, many of them Republican, also lobbed at the Democrat County Executive Laura Curran Friday.
They want the Coliseum used as a mass vaccination site, and they also want Curran to pressure New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to allow Long Islanders to use city mega-sites like the one at Yankee Stadium.