New vax sites for children to open
120 new pop-up vaccination sites across New York State will be opened over a 12-week-period under the #VaxtoSchool campaign, a coordinated effort to increase vaccination rates among school-aged children.
In the coming weeks, the State Department of Health will work with localities, community-based organizations and healthcare centers on-the-ground to establish the sites in all regions of the state. As announced by Governor Kathy Hochul, each region will be hosting two new events per week, with partners, host sites and outreach efforts tailored to best meet the needs of the communities they are built to serve, Hochul said.
“With these pop-up vaccinations sites, we are ramping up our #VaxtoSchool campaign on the road and going into communities where vaccination rates are still lagging among young New Yorkers, so we can reach as many families as possible and make our schools safer for students and staff,” Hochul said.
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. Alongside the new sites, mobile vaccine buses will be launched in public recreational spaces like basketball courts and parks.
"Con estos sitios emergentes de vacunación, estamos intensificando nuestra campaña #VaxtoSchool en el camino y entrando en comunidades donde las tasas de vacunación aún están rezagadas entre los jóvenes neoyorquinos, para que podamos llegar a tantas familias como sea posible y hacer que nuestr...