Westchester County Executive George Latimer is releasing a public service announcement to encourage parents of children ages 5 to 11 to get their children vaccinated for COVID-19. The social media campaign “I Kicked COVID to the Curb” explains that the vaccine is the best way to protect our kids from contracting the virus, prevent serious illness, and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Westchester.
Latimer said: “Parents can now breathe a sigh of relief as more and more Westchester County children are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. We want our children to be protected, we want them to lead safe and healthy lives, and we want to keep them in the classroom. The vaccine will also allow them to be with their friends and loved ones during the upcoming holiday season, and above all else, to just be kids.”
The Westchester County Department of Health is currently partnering with school districts to host vaccine clinics for students at their schools. When public clinics through the Health Department become available for this age group, the information will be posted on the Health Department Website.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages five to 11.