January 19, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces 80 #VaxForKids Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Over 6 Weeks to Increase Vaccination Rates Among New York Children and Adolescents

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Governor Hochul Announces 80 #VaxForKids Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Over 6 Weeks to Increase Vaccination Rates Among New York Children and Adolescents
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10 New Pop-Up Sites Launched Around the State This Week

New Sites Will be Announced Weekly to Support State's Goal of Ensuring Children 5 Years and Older Get Vaccinated and Keep Up With All Recommended COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Full List of Sites Updated Weekly Here

Parents and Guardians can Learn More at ny.gov/vaxforkids; Includes Resources for Organizations Hosting #VaxforKids Events

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 80 #VaxforKids pop-up vaccination sites will take place across New York over a 6-week-period, with 10 pop-up sites launched this week. The new sites support the state's goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses. The State Department of Health is working with localities, community-based organizations and healthcare centers on-the-ground to establish these sites in all regions of the state. Partners, host sites, and outreach efforts will be tailored to best meet the needs of the communities they serve.

"Getting our children vaccinated is the best way to keep them healthy and out of the hospital," Governor Hochul said. "Our #VaxforKids campaign builds on our ongoing efforts to bring the safe, free and available vaccine directly to New York families, and make sure parents and guardians have all of the trustworthy and doctor-endorsed informational resources they need. Over 1.5 million kids are already vaccinated in New York State, and I encourage parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated and boosted when they're eligible as soon as possible."

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. To date, over 1.5 million children 5 - 17 have been vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Jan. 18, 2022, 34.3% of children 5 - 11 and 74.3% of adolescents 12 - 17 have received at least one dose and 23.9% of children 5 - 11 and 66.1% of adolescents 12 - 17 have completed their initial vaccine series. 

"I urge New York parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible," said Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. "We continue to see increased rates in pediatric infections and hospitalizations, and vaccination is simply the best way to protect them. For decades, vaccines - one of the greatest public health success stories - have kept our children safe from dangerous infections, and the COVID-19 vaccine is doing the same. In partnership with community-based organizations on the ground, our new #VaxforKids sites will bring the vaccine directly to New Yorkers - meeting families where they are, in a way they can trust."

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. New sites will be announced weekly over the 6-week period. The full list of #VaxforKids sites is available here.

NORTH COUNTRY
Peru High School
17 School Street
Peru, NY 12972
Open: Wednesday, January 19; 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
To Register: 5-11 here; 12 and older here; booster doses here
Event Partner: Clinton County
Ages 5+

HUDSON VALLEY
Sullivan County Public Health Services
50 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754
Open:  Wednesday, January 19; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech
Register here or call 845-292-5910 
Event Partner: Sullivan County
Ages 12+

SOUTHERN TIER
Homer Brink Elementary School
3618 Briar Lane #2404
Endicott, NY 13760
Open: Wednesday, January 19; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(For members of the Homer Brink Elementary School.)
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech 
Event Partner: Broome County
First doses for Ages 5-11; Booster doses for Ages 12+ Booster 

WESTERN NEW YORK
Niagara Community College Learning Commons
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Open: Wednesday, January 19; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen/J&J, and Moderna
To Register: 5-11 first dose here, second dose here; 12+ booster here; Janssen/J&J 18+ here
Event Partner: Niagara County Department of Health
Ages 5+

MOHAWK VALLEY
Family Counseling Center, Inc.
11 Broadway Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
Open: Wednesday, January 19; 11:00am - 7:00pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Family Counseling Center
Ages 5+

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Marathon Civic Center
16 Brink Street
Marathon, NY 13803
Open: Wednesday, January 19; 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Cortland County and the Village of Marathon
Ages 5+

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Marathon Civic Center
16 Brink Street
Marathon, NY 13803
Open: Thursday, January 20; 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Cortland County and the Village of Marathon
Ages 5+

MOHAWK VALLEY
Fulton County Department of Health
127 East State Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
Open: Thursday, January 20; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
To Register: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6z7p0e2q/?e_id=3431
Event Partner: Fulton County
Ages 5+

NORTH COUNTRY
Clinton Community College
158 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Open: Thursday, January 20; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
To Register: http://www.clintonhealth.org/covid19vaccine/
Event Partner: Clinton County
Ages 5+

SOUTHERN TIER
St. James Elementary School
143 Main St
Johnson City, NY  13790
Open: Thursday, January 20; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(*For members of the St. James Elementary School only)
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Broome County
First doses for Ages 5-11; Booster doses for Ages 12+ Booster 

Children five and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. As of Jan. 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 new 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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