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COVID-19 boosters: Nearly one-third of eligible Long Islanders have received the shot, stats show

COVID-19 boosters: Nearly one-third of eligible Long Islanders have received the shot, stats show
Nearly one-third of Long Islanders who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot have received one, state officials said Tuesday, and roughly the same percentage have done so statewide — a performance

"At our pharmacy, we are getting a big demand for booster shots," Howard Jacobson of Rockville Centre Pharmacy said Tuesday.Jacobson said his pharmacy did about 100 booster shots on Tuesday — not bad, he said, "for a tiny little pharmacy.Tom D’Angelo, who runs Franklin Square Pharmacy and is not related to Northwell's D'Angelo, said his pharmacy is quickly filling up the spots it has available for booster shots.His pharmacy is doing about 200 booster shots this week, he said.

Northwell Health has also seen a surge of people seeking COVID-19 booster shots since the federal approval on Friday, said Dr." The state Department of Health said that 2,121,375 New Yorkers have gotten the booster shot, just over one-third of the 6,363,074 who are eligible statewide.

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