Log In   ·   Become A Member

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc Says Town Is "Ready To Administer" COVID-19 Vaccine

T.J. Clemente

  |   1 Comment · Print Article

The Town is prepared to facilitate a vaccine site once doses are made available. (Photo: twitter.com)

As the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more readily available to distribute to the general population, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has the Town poised for action. He shared an update on the Town's plan and ability to vaccinate with Hamptons.com. "We are ready to administer as soon as doses are made available," he told us. "We have no control over the number of doses we might get or who we will be required to vaccinate. This could possibly change once the vaccine is more widely available."

There has been a lot of speculation via media reports about where an official COVID-19 vaccine location may be set up. There are reports of East End folks traveling way upstate or deep into New York City for their vaccine shots. When asked about his view on when, or if a convenient location will be available soon in East Hampton, the Supervisor offered this, "Pop-up PODS are happening at various locations being administered by the state, county, pharmacies, and medical centers. I remain optimistic that all of our efforts to put together a dedicated vaccination site will greatly improve our resident's chances for receiving vaccine."

As far as how effective and long the vaccine will be in arresting the negative and perilous effects of this deadly virus, well that is the riddle whose answer contains our future. Dr. Geoffrey Kaplan said during a phone call, "The problem with the short testing period is there is no accurate way to determine the length of the effectiveness of the vaccination. When you do a five-year test, you get more accurate long-term data across the board."

The general consensus seems to be to get as many vaccinated as safely and quickly as possible, arrest the spread of the virus, and then hopefully plot the best paths to contain the virus for as long as possible.

Related Articles:

Lisa W.

Lisa W. says::
That is some progress, but the Town must institute some kind of program to help its elderly residents obtain appointments immediately. There is much confusion and it's a free-for-all at the moment. Now that the CDCH building is going to be a central vaccination site, how will appointments be scheduled? Seniors cannot spend 24/7 calling and many are not able to use the internet. And why is the CVS in East Hampton NOT going to offer the vaccine?? Not everyone is able to drive to Manorville or Riverhead. This is unacceptable!!
Feb 13, 2021 9:12 pm


Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.