November 23, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces Nearly 200 #VaxtoSchool Pop-Up Vaccine Sites Established to Date

Governor Hochul Announces Nearly 200 #VaxtoSchool Pop-Up Vaccine Sites Established to Date

9 New #Vaxtoschool Sites Announced Today

Encourages School-Aged New Yorkers and Families to Get Vaccinated For a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday

New Sites Announced Weekly Over the 12-Week Period to Increase Vaccination Rates Among School-Aged New Yorkers

Full List of Sites Updated Weekly Here

#VaxtoSchool Bus Images Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced nine new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. To date, 198 pop-up vaccination sites have been launched across the state.

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 9 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, Governor Hochul and the State's Department of Health urge all eligible New Yorkers, including and especially young New Yorkers, to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

"Our statewide #VaxtoSchool sites make getting the COVID-19 vaccine more convenient for students and their families," Governor Hochul said. Parents and guardians, a great way to celebrate the holidays knowing your families have the best possible protection against COVID-19 is to get your children vaccinated. The vaccine is free, safe and widely available. Don't delay."

On September 21, Governor Hochul announced a total of 120 sites will take place over a 12-week period statewide. To date, 198 sites have been set up — far surpassing this goal. The Department of Health continues to work with local county health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare centers to provide logistical support to establish 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.

This announcement builds on New York State's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority.

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. #VaxtoSchool buses — mobile vaccination units - continue to support these efforts as yet another tool to promote vaccinations and ensure convenient access statewide.

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 are updated weekly over the 12-week period to include new sites when they are announced.



Royalton - Hartland High School
54 State Street
Middleport, NY 14105
Open: Tuesday, November 23; 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna & Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Niagara County
To Register: Pfizer-BioNTech 1st Dose (5+) Registration: 
Booster Dose (18+) Registration: 
Incentive: Tops and Amazon Gift Cards
Ages 5+



Moriah Central School
39 Viking Lane
Port Henry, NY 12974
Open:  Tuesday, November 23; 10:00am-2:00pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
To Register: or call 518-873-3500
Event Partner: Essex County
Incentive: Amazon Gift Cards
Ages 5+


Bethel AME Church
420 North Main Street
Freeport, NY 11529
Open: Tuesday, November 23; 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Vaccine Type:  Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: National Association of Black Churches
Ages 12+



The Vineyard Farm and Outdoor Center for Excellence
126 Sander Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Open: Saturday, November 27; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner The Vineyard Farm and Outdoor Center for Excellence
Incentive: Amazon Gift Cards
Ages 12+



Christ Missionary Baptist Church
319 West Kennedy Street,
Syracuse, NY 13204
Open:  Saturday, November 27; 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Ages 12+



St. Michael's Church
869 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14605
Open: Sunday, November 28; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna & Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Father Tracy Center
Incentive: Tops Gift Cards
Ages 12+



Mt. Pleasant Church
2009 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvd
New York, NY 10027
Open: Sunday, November 28; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Mt. Pleasant Church
Ages 12+



Essex County Department of Health,
132 Water St,
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Open:  Monday, November 29; 10:00am-2:00pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen/J&J
To Register:
Event Partner: Essex County
Incentive: Amazon Gift Cards
Ages 5+



Hamilton Elementary School
20 Oak Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Open: Monday, November 29; 10:00am - 2:00pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Westchester County Health Department
Incentive: Amazon Gift Cards
Ages 12+


Children can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is available under Emergency Use Authorization for children ages 5 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, 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 or follow @VaccinateNY on Instagram.

Unless noted, the State's #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites are currently focused on vaccinating 12 - 17-year-olds. New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old children are encouraged to 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 for this age group. Parents and guardians can visit, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. The list of mass vaccination sites administering the vaccine for 5-11-year-olds is available here.

Parents and guardians 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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