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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The State of New York opens its third mass vaccination site Thursday at Jones Beach State Park on Long Island.

Also starting today in New York City, vaccines will be available at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory in Washington Heights.

The shots will be available for anyone 65 and older with an appointment.

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Both openings come as New York sees more cases of the more contagious COVID-19 variant that was reported first in the United Kingdom.

There are now at least 15 confirmed cases statewide, located in two separate clusters.

The most recent cluster was identified Wednesday with two cases each in Suffolk and Nassau counties. A fifth case in Queens has also been linked.

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This cluster is unrelated to the previous cluster of cases in Saratoga Springs confirmed last week.

In light of this, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for flight restrictions to prevent more cases of that contagious strain from arriving here from the UK and other places.

The Jones Beach mega-site opens Thursday morning with a news conference, but the Nassau County executive was not expected to attend.

Laura Curran is quarantining at home after possible exposure to COVID-19. She is reportedly feeling well.

So far a little more than 700,000 people have received the vaccine statewide.

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Here are the most recent and upcoming vaccination site openings:

New York State vaccination sites:

Wednesday 1/13:
Javits Center
State Fair Expo Center, Onondaga County

Thursday 1/14:
Westchester County Center

Friday 1/15:
Jones Beach, Nassau County – Drive-Thru
SUNY Albany

Next week, more state sites open:
SUNY Stony Brook (LI)
SUNY Binghamton property in Johnson City
Dome Arena, Rochester

Plattsburgh Airport – Drive-thru
SUNY Postdam
Utica Memorial Auditorium
U Buffalo South Campus

Aqueduct Race Track, Queens

CHECK THE LIST of who is eligible for a vaccine in New York State

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