Mayor de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter, and Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi announced November 3 that every school that serves students aged 5 through 11 will host vaccination sites beginning on Monday, November 8, 2021. This will provide easy access to life-saving vaccines for the 400,000 eligible public school students in this age range at 1,070 sites. See the full press release and the details below!
"After two years of disruption, this is the moment we’ve been waiting for – this life-saving vaccine is available to the vast majority of the young people in our schools,” said Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter. “To every parent, when you get your child vaccinated you are not only protecting them from this disease, but you are also protecting everyone else in their life and ensuring that their education goes uninterrupted this year.”
Families can find out when their school will host a clinic at schools.nyc.gov/covid19. No appointment is necessary and all locations will be serving 5 to 11 year olds enrolled at a school in that building exclusively. Clinics will be open between either 7:00AM and 11:00AM or 12:30 PM and 4:00PM, depending on the location.
Vaccines are safe, effective and free! You do not need to have health insurance or share your immigration status to get vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine was studied in children ages 5 to 17 and shown to be very safe and effective. The process was monitored closely by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, other organizations, and independent experts. The Pfizer vaccine has safely been given to millions of children in the U.S.