Westhampton Beach Pharmacist Leads Charge To Get Locals Vaccinated Against COVID-19 - 27 East

Westhampton Beach Pharmacist Leads Charge To Get Locals Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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Westhampton Beach resident Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy, was in constant motion on Saturday, heading a mass community vaccination effort at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. More than 1,000 people received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday.     CAILIN RILEY

Westhampton Beach resident Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy, was in constant motion on Saturday, heading a mass community vaccination effort at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. More than 1,000 people received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday. CAILIN RILEY

Community members age 65 and older were thrilled, relieved, and overcome by a wide range of emotions as they received their second shot of the Modern vaccine.    CAILIN RILEY

Community members age 65 and older were thrilled, relieved, and overcome by a wide range of emotions as they received their second shot of the Modern vaccine. CAILIN RILEY

Westhampton Beach resident Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy, was in constant motion on Saturday, heading a mass community vaccination effort at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. More than 1,000 people received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday.   CAILIN RILEY

Westhampton Beach resident Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy, was in constant motion on Saturday, heading a mass community vaccination effort at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. More than 1,000 people received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday. CAILIN RILEY

Looks of relief were common as second doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department on Saturday. More than 1,000 people received their second dose in a single day, part of a joint effort between the fire department and Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy.     CAILIN RILEY

Looks of relief were common as second doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department on Saturday. More than 1,000 people received their second dose in a single day, part of a joint effort between the fire department and Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy. CAILIN RILEY

Community members did not have to wait long on line on Saturday, as the operation ran swiftly and smoothly.  CAILIN RILEY

Community members did not have to wait long on line on Saturday, as the operation ran swiftly and smoothly. CAILIN RILEY

People waited 15 minutes after receiving their shot before heading home.    CAILIN RILEY

People waited 15 minutes after receiving their shot before heading home. CAILIN RILEY

Lou Cassara spoke to the people waiting in line and expressed his gratitude to the Westhampton Beach Fire Department for letting him turn the firehouse into a pharmacy to administer the vaccines. The department made him an honorary member for his determination to vaccinate so many members of the community.  CAILIN RILEY

Lou Cassara spoke to the people waiting in line and expressed his gratitude to the Westhampton Beach Fire Department for letting him turn the firehouse into a pharmacy to administer the vaccines. The department made him an honorary member for his determination to vaccinate so many members of the community. CAILIN RILEY

From left, Lou Cassara, Rochelle Diamond, Conor Cassara, Laura Kazokas and Brittany Serrano, all member of the Barth's team who helped administer vaccinations on Saturday.   CAILIN RILEY

From left, Lou Cassara, Rochelle Diamond, Conor Cassara, Laura Kazokas and Brittany Serrano, all member of the Barth's team who helped administer vaccinations on Saturday. CAILIN RILEY

Westhampton Beach resident Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy, was in constant motion on Saturday, heading a mass community vaccination effort at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. More than 1,000 people received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday.     CAILIN RILEY

Westhampton Beach resident Lou Cassara, owner of Barth's Pharmacy, was in constant motion on Saturday, heading a mass community vaccination effort at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. More than 1,000 people received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday. CAILIN RILEY

authorCailin Riley on Mar 3, 2021
A little after 11 a.m. on February 27, Lou Cassara stepped up onto a metal folding chair in the middle of the Westhampton Beach Firehouse and asked for quiet before... more

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