Update: A look at who’s getting vaccinated on Long Island
of eligible Long Islanders vaccinated
More than 1.2 million people on Long Island have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose as of April 28, according to numbers supplied by Nassau County and Suffolk County. That’s a nearly 300,000 increase from our last update on April 6.
However, with about 2.3 million Long Islanders eligible for the vaccine, that means only 52% are vaccinated as of now.
While different diseases have different thresholds for herd immunity, experts estimate that we need to achieve 70% immunity either through vaccination or past exposure in order to decrease the spread of the disease
There has been significant progress in the past few months, but there’s still a ways to go, especially since different communities are at differing levels of vaccination.
While some zip codes have achieved high levels of vaccination, others lag behind.
Readers may notice that some zip codes have vaccinated more than 100% of their population, and wonder how that could be. Unfortunately, the most recent Census population estimates could not factor in pandemic-related migrations in 2020. As such, the vaccination percentages here are estimates.