February 23, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces 39 New #VaxForKids Sites

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Governor Hochul Announces 39 New #VaxForKids Sites
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261 Sites Established Statewide – More Than Tripling the Goal – Including 72 Events at Schools Over the Program’s Six-Week Period

Parents and Guardians can Learn More Here; Includes Resources for Organizations Hosting #VaxForKids Events

Full List of Sites Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 39 new #VaxForKids pop-up sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. Governor Hochul and the State's Department of Health continue to urge parents and guardians to ensure their children get fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible.

“Our #VaxForKids program and other community-based vaccination efforts have been enormously successful, and as a result New York State continues to lead the way on vaccinations, including for young New Yorkers,” Governor Hochul said. “I want to thank all of our partners and the parents, guardians, and kids who stepped up to get vaccinated. This effort has made our communities, our schools, and our families safer.” 

The State launched the #VaxForKids campaign to increase vaccination rates among New York children 5 - 11 and provide booster doses for eligible adolescents 12 - 17, furthering the Governor's commitment to making the health and well-being of children, families and school communities a top priority. On Jan. 19, Governor Hochul announced 80 sites would take place over a six-week period. At the conclusion of the six weeks, 261 sites have been established — far surpassing this goal. Events were hosted in 32 counties, 72 schools, and 105 zip codes, spanning every region of the state.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, "The Department of Health, along with our community-based partners, established 261 #VaxForKids sites in just six weeks – reaching every corner of the State. These sites are conveniently located at schools, family destinations, and trusted community spaces like public libraries and fire departments – helping more parents and guardians confidently make the decision to get their children vaccinated. Parents and guardians, make sure your kids are vaccinated and up to date with all recommended doses. Kids can catch COVID-19 and develop severe disease, and vaccination remains their best protection against the virus and its variants.” 

A community-based medical professional will be available at each site to answer any questions parents and guardians may have. Operational days for each of the #VaxForKids pop-up sites are below. The full list of #VaxForKids sites is available here

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Fulton Polish Home

153 West 1st Street South

Fulton, NY 13069

Open: Thursday, February 24, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

To Register: https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/covid-19_vaccine.php 

Event Partner: Oswego County and Fulton Polish Home

Ages 5+

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility        

5574 Niagara Street Ext.

Lockport, NY 14094

Open:  Thursday, February 24; 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J, Seasonal Flu

To Register: Pfizer 1st Dose (5+) here, Pfizer 2nd Dose (5+) here, Moderna 1st Dose (18+) here, Moderna 2nd Dose (18+) here, Booster Dose (12+) J&J, Moderna & Pfizer here, Seasonal Flu (5+) here

Event Partner: Niagara County Health Department

Ages 5+

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

Chestnut Ridge Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Open: Thursday, February 24, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

To Register: www.erie.gov/vax

Event Partner: Erie County Department of Health

Ages 5+

 

MOHAWK VALLEY

Fulton County Department of Health

127 East State Street

Gloversville, NY 12078

Open: Thursday, February 24; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

To Register: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6Z7P0E2Q/?E_ID=3505

Event Partner: Fulton County

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

Zion Cathedral
312 Grand Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520

Open: Thursday, February 24; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Zion Cathedral
Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

East Brentwood Fire Department

26 Fulton Street

Brentwood, NY 11717

Open: Thursday, February 24, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

Part of the Solution (POTS)

2759 Webster Avenue

Bronx, NY 10458

Open: Thursday, February 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: Part of the Solution (POTS)

Ages 5+

 

HUDSON VALLEY

Sullivan County Public Health Services

50 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754

Open: Thursday, February 24; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

Event Partner: Sullivan County

Ages 12+

 

HUDSON VALLEY

Yeager Health Complex, Building A

50 Sanitorium Road

Pomona, NY 10970

Open: Friday, February 25; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

To Register: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/schedule-a-vaccine/

Event Partner: Rockland County

Ages 12+

 

HUDSON VALLEY

Hudson Valley Mall (Former Best Buy)

1300 Ulster Avenue

Kingston, NY 12401
Open: Friday, February 25; 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech 
To Register: www.vaccinateulster.com
Event Partner: Ulster County 

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

TEP Middle School

152 Sherman Avenue

New York, NY 10034

Open: Friday, February 25; 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: TEP Middle School

Ages 5+

                                                          

LONG ISLAND

East Brentwood Fire Department

26 Fulton Street

Brentwood, NY 11717

Open: Friday, February 25; 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department

Ages 5+

 

HUDSON VALLEY

Yonkers Public Library

1500 Central Park Avenue

Yonkers, NY 10710

Open: Friday, February 25; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: Yonkers Public Library

Ages 5+

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Fingerlakes Mall Event Center

1579 Clark Street Road

Auburn, NY 13021

Open: Friday, February 25; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

To Register: https://www.cayugacounty.us/1610/COVID-19-Immunization-Clinics

Event Partner: Cayuga County and Fingerlakes Mall

Ages 5-18

 

LONG ISLAND

Zion Cathedral
312 Grand Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520

Open: Friday, February 25; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event partner: Zion Cathedral
Ages 5+

 

HUDSON VALLEY

Hudson Valley Mall (Former Best Buy)

1300 Ulster Avenue

Kingston, NY 12401
Open: Saturday, February 26; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech 
To Register: www.vaccinateulster.com
Event Partner: Ulster County 

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

East Brentwood Fire Department

26 Fulton Street

Brentwood, NY 11717

Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

Bethel AME Church
420 North Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Bethel AME Church

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

Bethel AME Zion Church
20 Simmons Street
Copiague, NY 11701
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: National Coalition of Black Churches & Bethel AME Zion Church

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp
295 Merritt Avenue
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

First Baptist Church
100-10 Astoria Boulevard
Queens, NY 11369
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: National Coalition of Black Churches & First Baptist Church

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

New Jerusalem Church of the Nazarene

2431 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: New Jerusalem Church of the Nazarene

Ages 5+

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

Allegany County Department of Health - County Office Building 

7 Court Street 

Belmont, NY 14813 

Open: Saturday, February 26; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech

To Register: Pfizer-BioNTech (5-11) 1st dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (5-11) 2nd dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (12 & up) 1st dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) 2nd dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) Booster here or call 585-268-9250

Event Partner: Allegany County Department of Health 

Ages 5+

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

JCC – Olean Campus Learning Center

206 North Union Street

Olean, NY 14760

Open:  Saturday, February 26; Ages 12+ from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Ages 5-11 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen/J&J, Moderna

To Register:  Ages 12+ here and Ages 5-11 here or call 716-701-3777

Event Partner:  Cattaraugus County Health Department

Ages 5-11 First Dose Clinic; Ages 12+

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion
1100 Jefferson Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14208

Open: Saturday, February 26; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

To Register: www.erie.gov/vax

Event Partner:  Erie County Department of Health

Ages 5+

 

FINGER LAKES

The Vineyard Farm and Outdoor Center for Excellence   

126 Sander Street   

Rochester, NY 14605   

Open: Saturday, February 26; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm   

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: The Vineyard Farm

Ages 5+

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Destiny Mall USA
9090 Destiny USA Drive
Syracuse, NY 13204
Open: Saturday, February 26; 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Destiny Mall USA

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

Freeport Bible Center
50 North Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
Open: Sunday, February 27; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Freeport Bible Center

Ages 5+

 

HUDSON VALLEY

Palisades Center (Adler Room, Level 4 near the Skating Rink)

1000 Palisades Center Drive

West Nyack, NY 10994
Open: Sunday, February 27: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech 
To Register: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/schedule-a-vaccine/
Event Partner: Rockland County 

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry

150-62 78th Road

Flushing, NY 11367

Open: Sunday, February 27; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry

Ages 5+

 

NORTH COUNTRY

Essex County Department of Health

132 Water Street

Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Open: Monday, February 28; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J

To Register: https://www.co.essex.ny.us/Health/covid-vax-appointments/

Event Partner: Essex County

Ages 5+

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Oswego County Health Department

70 Bunner Street

Oswego, NY 13126

Open: Tuesday, March 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

To Register:  

https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/covid-19_vaccine.php 

Event Partner: Oswego County

Ages 5-11

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Fingerlakes Mall Event Center

1579 Clark Street Road

Auburn, NY 13021

Open: Tuesday, March 1; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

To Register: https://www.cayugacounty.us/1610/COVID-19-Immunization-Clinics

Event Partner: Cayuga County and Fingerlakes Mall

Ages 5+

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse

1 Broad Street

Pulaski, NY 13142

Open: Wednesday, March 2; 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech

To Register: https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/2019_novel_coronavirus/covid-19_vaccine.php 

Event Partner:  Oswego County

Ages 5+

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

North Tonawanda High School                               

Alumni Student Activity Center

405 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Open:  Wednesday, March 2; 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J, Seasonal Flu

To Register: Pfizer 1st Dose (5+) here, Pfizer 2nd Dose (5+) here,Moderna 1st Dose (18+) here, Moderna 2nd Dose (18+) here, Booster Dose (12+) J&J, Moderna & Pfizer here, Seasonal Flu (5+) here

Event Partner:  Niagara County Health Department

Ages 5+

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Fingerlakes Mall Event Center

1579 Clark Street Road

Auburn, NY  13021

Open: Thursday, March 3; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

To Register: https://www.cayugacounty.us/1610/COVID-19-Immunization-Clinics

Event Partner:  Cayuga County and Fingerlakes Mall

Ages 5+

 

LONG ISLAND

East Brentwood Fire Department

26 Fulton Street

Brentwood, NY 11717

Open: Thursday, March 3; 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

Democracy Prep Charter School

207 W 133rd Street

New York, NY 10030

Open: Thursday, March 3; 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: Democracy Prep Charter School

Ages 5+

 

NEW YORK CITY

Democracy Prep Charter School

3872 3rd Ave

Bronx, NY 10457

Open: Thursday, March 3; 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

Event Partner: Democracy Prep Charter School

Ages 5+

 

Children five and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. As of January 7, 2022, adolescents 12 and older are eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least five months after completing their initial vaccine series. Additionally, children 5-11 with certain immunocompromising conditions are now eligible for an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 28 days after completing their initial vaccine series. Pediatric providers, parents, and guardians are encouraged to visit ny.gov/VaxForKidsny.gov/Boostersny.gov/GetTheVaxFacts, or watch the Health Commissioner's PSA here.  

 

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available statewide, including at over 2,000 locations administering the vaccine for children. All state mass vaccination sites are administering the vaccine for children five years and older, boosters for New Yorkers 12 years and older, and additional doses for immunocompromised children five years and older. In addition to the state's pop-up and mass vaccination sites, New Yorkers can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Parents and guardians can also contact their child's pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine to this age group. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  

 

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

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