Ranks 4th nationally among counties with 1 M+ people
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that 82.0% of adult residents (18+) in Nassau County have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose, the highest percentage among all large Counties in New York State according to the State Department of Health. Among Counties in the United States with a population greater than 1,000,000 according to Census data, Nassau County ranks 4th in adult vaccination rate behind King County – WA, Middlesex County – MA, and Alameda County – CA. The County continues to over-perform State and National vaccination rates among Seniors (65+), as well as among Black and Latino residents.
“I’m proud that Nassau County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the United States, and we are committed to protecting our progress and building on it. The vaccine is saving lives everyday. This virus hasn’t disappeared, and as more infectious variants like Delta continue to spread, getting vaccinated is more important than ever,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
Nassau County has become a national model for Covid-19 vaccination, early on kicking off the “We Can Do It, Nassau” campaign to build public confidence in Covid-19 vaccines. The County ran four successful vaccine distribution centers at Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College, LIU Post and the “Yes We Can” Community Center. The County has worked to distribute vaccines to hospitals and other community providers, partnering with Northwell Health and other medical providers to hold pop-up distribution events targeting hard to reach populations. Nassau also has collaborated with various community organizations like churches and synagogues for pop-up sites to get vaccines to residents in every community.