Nassau County announced a new traveling vaccination program Tuesday in hopes of increasing vaccinations.
County Executive Laura Curran says the program will allow the Department of Health to travel to businesses, restaurants, shops, and more.
Employees and family members will then be able to get vaccinated for free on-site.
Restaurant staff at Café Baci in Westbury, where the county executive held the press conference, did just that, receiving the Moderna vaccine.
Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein also took part in the vaccination event.
Long Island had only a .03% positivity rate for COVID a month ago, but there has been nearly a 700% spike in positivity now. That’s despite the fact that Nassau County has the highest vaccination rate in the state.
Businesses that wish to take part in the vaccine program can contact 516-227-9570 for more information.