Coronavirus Update NYC: City-run sites to offer kids vaccinations starting Thursday

Coronavirus update for NYC

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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City-run COVID vaccination sites will offer shots for children ages 5-11 starting Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- City-run COVID vaccination sites, including the 11 city run hospitals, will offer shots for children ages 5-11 starting Thursday.

All the city-run vaccination centers will be offering Pfizer's shot for children, according to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"Tomorrow's going to be a historic day for the city in our fight against COVID as we reach the youngest New Yorkers," he said.

The rest of the sites in the city, including pediatricians' offices, pharmacies and other vaccination sites, will also be offering the shots on Friday.

In addition, the city plans to offer the vaccinations at 1,070 school sites over the course of next week, starting Monday November 8.

Information about when each school will offer vaccination clinics will go home with students Tuesday.

Parents can also check the New York City Department of Education website to find out when their child's school will be hosting a clinic.

Officials expect to be at 200 different schools each day through the week, giving every child a chance to get vaccinated at school.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a shot, though consent can also be given in writing and verbally over the phone.

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