In view of reports of some schools lacking in the supply of vaccination doses, New York governor Kathy Hochul reveals on Saturday that 10 of New York’s mass-vaccination sites will now jab kids aged 5 to 11 with the COVID vaccine.
“Since this 5 to 11 year-old age group became eligible, we have been encouraging parents to reach out to their pediatricians and local health providers to set up vaccine appointments and now I’m directing our state mass vaccination sites to open their doors to the youngest and most recently eligible New Yorkers,” Hochul said in a statement.
In the same statement, Hochul said more than 50,000 New Yorkers in that age range have received Pfizer’s two-shot mRNA injection since Nov. 2.
Hochul also called on parents to make sure any provider offers the Pfizer vaccine because the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots are “not yet authorized for this age group.”
The 10 vaccination sites open for kids vaccination:
The Great New York State Fair – Art and Home Center, Syracuse
SUNY Old Westbury – Clark Athletic Center, Glen Head
Crossgates Mall, Former Lord & Taylor Store – Upper Level, Albany
Aqueduct Racetrack, South Ozone Park
Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, Rochester
Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn
Bay Eden Senior Center, Bronx
New York National Guard Armory, Yonkers
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook
University at Buffalo South Campus, Buffalo