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Hochul Announces Eight New #Vaxtoschool Pop-up Sites

120 Sites to Be Established Statewide Over 12 Weeks to Increase Vaccination Rates Among School-Aged New Yorkers

 New Sites to Be Announced Weekly Over the 12-Week Period; Full List of Sites Updated Weekly Here


Governor Kathy Hochul has announced eight new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. On September 21, Governor Hochul announced a total of 120 sites will take place over a 12-week period statewide. The Department of Health is working with local county health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare centers on-the-ground to support the establishment of these sites in all regions of the state. Partners, host sites, and outreach efforts are tailored to the communities they are built to serve. New locations are established on a rolling basis in partnership with localities, and more sites will be announced each week over the 12-week period.

"In partnership with localities on the ground, our #VaxtoSchool sites are bringing the vaccine to school-aged New Yorkers and their families in convenient and accessible ways," said Governor Kathy Hochul. "The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective - and it remains our greatest protection against the virus. I urge eligible school-aged New Yorkers and their families to get vaccinated as soon as possible so we can keep our school communities healthy and safe."

A community-based medical professional will be available at each site to answer any questions parents and guardians of school-aged New Yorkers may have. As another tool to promote vaccinations and ensure access across New York communities, this week, #VaxtoSchool buses—mobile vaccination efforts—are being launched in convenient, youth and school-centric areas statewide.

This announcement builds on New York State's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority. As of October 5, 61.3 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds and 70.9 percent of 16 to 25-year-olds have received at least one vaccine dose.

 Operational days for each of the #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites for school-aged New Yorkers are below. The full list of #VaxtoSchool sites is available here and will be updated weekly over the 12-week period to include new sites when they are announced. New locations are established on a rolling-basis, and more sites will be announced each week over the 12-week period.

MID-HUDSON

Sullivan County Public Health Services
50 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754
Open: Wednesday, October 6; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Sullivan County

CAPITAL DISTRICT

Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
1 Elbel Court
Albany, NY 12209
Wednesday, October 6; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Albany County

 

LONG ISLAND

 

Middle Country Library
575 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY 11784
Open: Tuesday, October 5; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Suffolk County

LONG ISLAND

Gerald Ryan Outreach Center
1434 Straight Path,
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Open: Thursday, October 7; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Suffolk County

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Fingerlakes Mall
1579 Clark Street Rd
Auburn, NY 13022
Open: Friday, October 8; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Cayuga County
Register for an appointment here.

WESTERN NEW YORK

Lafayette High School
2885 Main St,
Buffalo, NY 14214
Open: Saturday, October 9; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

Event Partner: Erie County
Register here.

MID-HUDSON

Valley Central High School
1175 State Rte 17K
Montgomery, NY
Open: Tuesday, October 12; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Orange County

LONG ISLAND

Patchogue/Medford Library
54-60 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
Open: Tuesday, October 12; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Suffolk County

Children aged 12 to 17 can take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is available under Emergency Use Authorization for children ages 12 to 15 and is fully approved for those age 16 and older. The other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet authorized or approved for this age group. If you are a parent or guardian of a school-aged New Yorker, you can also visit vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a vaccine location closest to you. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and school-aged children, New Yorkers can visit our dedicated website ny.gov/vaxtoschool or follow @VaccinateNY on Instagram.

Parents are encouraged to make sure their child is up to date on all recommended and required vaccinations. Please visit the Department of Health website for more information on recommended childhood and adolescent immunizations.

 

 
 

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