SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE BELLONE AND BUSINESS TRADE ASSOCIATIONS HOST THREE-DAY COVID-19 VACCINATION EFFORT FOR LONG ISLAND’S INDUSTRIAL WORKFORCE
TARGETING THEIR OUTREACH TO INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING WORKERS,
SUFFOLK COUNTY TO OFFER VACCINATIONS IN HAUPPAUGE ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 9
HAUPPAUGE, NY – APRIL 6, 2021: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a partnership with HIA-LI and IgniteLI to host a three-day COVID-19 vaccine POD for Long Island’s Industrial Workforce. As part of the “Give Your Health a Shot” initiative, this partnership will help ensure that the region’s manufacturers and other critical industry sectors have access to the vaccine during the first week of expanded eligibility.
Aiming to promote worker health and sustain workforce productivity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, eligible workers will have access to a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday, April 7 through Friday, April 9 between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm at Suffolk County’s latest mass vaccination site located at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Appointments are required, no walk-ins will be permitted.
The collaborative has been conducting targeted outreach to maximize the participation of Long Island’s industrial workforce. A second dose will be scheduled three weeks after the first dose at the same location.
“For months I have been advocating for the State to expand eligibility to include our industrial workforce because the economic success of our region is directly tied to the strength of the business and manufacturing sectors,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “I would like to applaud the leadership being demonstrated by HIA-LI and IgniteLI through this partnership as we continue the fight to get back to normal one vaccination at a time.”
“A healthy workforce is a productive workforce,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of HIA-LI. “By working to shield Long Island workers from the dangers of COVID-19, we’re maintaining our region’s economic strength.”
“Long Island’s manufacturing sector is an economic powerhouse,” said IgniteLI Executive Director Patrick Boyle. “By mounting vaccination programs targeting our industrial workers, employees stay healthy and so does our area’s economy.”
The clinic plans to administer 600 vaccinations per day over the three-day period, totaling 1,800 vaccine appointment over the three days. The sponsoring entities are coordinating their outreach with the human resources departments of member businesses across Long Island. Appointments are being scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
HIA-LI’s membership includes employers situated in the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, as well as non-Park employers. IgniteLI represents an islandwide constituency of industrial firms. According to IgnitetLI data, Long island’s 3,000 manufacturers employ 70,000 people who collectively earn $5 billion in annual payroll.
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 40 years, HIA-LI has been one of the recognized voices for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development, providing a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve, and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. HIA-LI is headquartered in, and supports, one of the largest industrial parks in the United States with programs and events that promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, information sharing, and business advocacy. Members benefit from committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities, and business advisory services. For more information, visit www.hia-li.org or call 631-543-5355.
IgniteLI is a not-for-profit trade association representing all 12 sectors of manufacturing in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Led by a Board of Directors we advocate for Long Island business and serve as the voice for industry. For more information, visit www.ignitelongisland.org.