Updated as of 4.14.21 Currently, we are not registering appointments for first dose vaccinations. Please check back here or scroll down to learn how you can locate a vaccination site. Take care of yourself and your family. Please continue to wear a facemask in public and practice social distancing.
Individuals 16 years and older are eligible to be vaccinated with Pfizer and 18 years and older can be vaccinated with MODERNA. For more information and to schedule an appointment as supplies become available at other local PODs, including the Stony Brook University Southampton Campus State Site, please visit the New York State Department of Health "AM I ELIGIBLE" app at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or the New York Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829). If you have any questions about this process, you can find additional information HERE (If you are having difficulty accessing the AM I ELIGIBLE app, switch your browser to Google Chrome or Firefox)
Updated April 14, 2021
Information About the Janssen Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement about the Janssen Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, they reported that out of the approximately 6.8 million doses administered as of April 12, they are reviewing the occurrence of a rare type of blood clot that developed in six women between the ages of 18 and 48. Known as a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), this blood clot was also accompanied by low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia).
The CDC and FDA are each investigating these cases and until they have completed their review, they have recommended a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.
In spite of this very rare occurrence, it’s important to know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. The CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are able.
If you have received the J&J vaccine and develop any of the symptoms listed below within three weeks after vaccination, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately:
- Severe headache
- Abdominal pain
- Leg pain
- Shortness of breath
Additional symptoms of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis include:
- Abnormal vision
- Symptoms of stroke, such as weakness of the face and limbs, altered mental status and seizures
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
If you are scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider, vaccination location or clinic to learn about alternative vaccine availability. We strongly encourage individuals to become vaccinated because of the significant role this plays in helping to keep us all healthy, protected and well.
We will continue to follow federal and New York State guidance on all COVID-related vaccine and safety issues and will update this site as conditions develop.