Gov. Hochul Weekly COVID Update: Youth Vaccinations

Last night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the Pfizer vaccine for kids age 5-11 and New York State's Clinical Advisory Task Force unanimously agreed with the CDC.

THE LATEST ON THE PFIZER VACCINE FOR KIDS. New York State is here to make it easy for kids to get vaccinated. A survey from schools across the state shows that nearly 400 districts intend to host a vaccination event! Parents: reach out to your pediatrician or other health care provider to see if they are currently administering vaccines to 5-11-year-olds. 

GETTING VACCINATED IS A SLAM DUNK. We're bringing #VaxAndWin to the basketball court. If you get your vaccine at the Barclays Center vaccine site, you'll get a voucher redeemable for two free tickets to a Brooklyn Nets home game, or another select event at the Barclays Center.

#GETTHEVAXFACTS. Vaccine misinformation continues to spread, and New York State is fighting back with a comprehensive campaign to get the facts out. Get toolkits and guidance on how to help combat dangerous misinformation here.


SHARING THIS WEEK'S COVID TRENDS. As of November 2, 2021, there are 1,908 New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19. Our 7-day percentage positivity average was 2.22%, which is up from 2.11% last week.

Per the CDC as of November 3, 2021, 87.8% of adult New Yorkers have at least one vaccine dose. So far, 27,392,352 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 77,583 doses were administered over the past 24 hours. 


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