NYC to Provide Vaccinations to Students 12 to 17, de Blasio Says
Since the beginning of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s successful vaccination rollout, in which 51% of the city's population has already received one shot, he has said that he wants to bring vaccinations to New Yorkers, wherever they are, and next Friday, the city will launch a pilot program in which public schools will become vaccination sites for their students.
On May 11, millions of children in New York City became eligible for vaccination when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized Pfizer’s vaccine, which has been shown to be 100% effective in preventing COVID for children as young as 12.
In response, Mayor de Blasio has said the city is "doubling down" its efforts to provide shots to New York City schoolchildren: 23% of whom have already been vaccinated.
To further provide protection against COVID to the city's children, the mayor announced the opening of a new vaccine site at the New York Aquarium, which is located at 602 Surf Ave. and is reopening after COVID.
In addition to providing a fun, new vaccination site, Mayor de Blasio announced that parents who bring their children who are 12 and up to get vaccinated in front of the fish will earn a free ticket to a future visit at the at Brooklyn’s aquarium.
Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
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