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For immediate release: February 23, 2022
Contact: press.office@exec.ny.gov
Email: press.office@exec.ny.gov
Phone: 5184748418

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES 39 NEW #VAXFORKIDS SITES

  261 Sites Established Statewide - More Than Tripling the Goal - Including 72 Events at Schools Over the Program's Six-Week Period
 
Parents and Guardians can Learn More Here; Includes Resources for Organizations Hosting #VaxForKids Events
 
Full List of Sites Here
 
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 39 new #VaxForKids pop-up sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. Governor Hochul and the State's Department of Health continue to urge parents and guardians to ensure their children get fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible.
 
"Our #VaxForKids program and other community-based vaccination efforts have been enormously successful, and as a result New York State continues to lead the way on vaccinations, including for young New Yorkers," Governor Hochul said. "I want to thank all of our partners and the parents, guardians, and kids who stepped up to get vaccinated. This effort has made our communities, our schools, and our families safer." 
 
The State launched the #VaxForKids campaign to increase vaccination rates among New York children 5 - 11 and provide booster doses for eligible adolescents 12 - 17, furthering the Governor's commitment to making the health and well-being of children, families and school communities a top priority. On Jan. 19, Governor Hochul announced 80 sites would take place over a six-week period. At the conclusion of the six weeks, 261 sites have been established — far surpassing this goal. Events were hosted in 32 counties, 72 schools, and 105 zip codes, spanning every region of the state.
  
State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, "The Department of Health, along with our community-based partners, established 261 #VaxForKids sites in just six weeks - reaching every corner of the State. These sites are conveniently located at schools, family destinations, and trusted community spaces like public libraries and fire departments - helping more parents and guardians confidently make the decision to get their children vaccinated. Parents and guardians, make sure your kids are vaccinated and up to date with all recommended doses. Kids can catch COVID-19 and develop severe disease, and vaccination remains their best protection against the virus and its variants." 
 
A community-based medical professional will be available at each site to answer any questions parents and guardians may have. Operational days for each of the #VaxForKids pop-up sites are below. The full list of #VaxForKids sites is available here
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Fulton Polish Home
153 West 1st Street South
Fulton, NY 13069
Open: Thursday, February 24, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Oswego County and Fulton Polish Home
Ages 5+
 
WESTERN NEW YORK
Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility        
5574 Niagara Street Ext.
Lockport, NY 14094
Open:  Thursday, February 24; 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J, Seasonal Flu
To Register: Pfizer 1st Dose (5+) here, Pfizer 2nd Dose (5+) here, Moderna 1st Dose (18+) here, Moderna 2nd Dose (18+) here, Booster Dose (12+) J&J, Moderna & Pfizer here, Seasonal Flu (5+) here
Event Partner: Niagara County Health Department
Ages 5+
 
WESTERN NEW YORK
Chestnut Ridge Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Open: Thursday, February 24, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
To Register: www.erie.gov/vax
Event Partner: Erie County Department of Health
Ages 5+
 
MOHAWK VALLEY
Fulton County Department of Health
127 East State Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
Open: Thursday, February 24; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Fulton County
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
Zion Cathedral
312 Grand Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
Open: Thursday, February 24; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Zion Cathedral
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
East Brentwood Fire Department
26 Fulton Street
Brentwood, NY 11717
Open: Thursday, February 24, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
Part of the Solution (POTS)
2759 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
Open: Thursday, February 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Part of the Solution (POTS)
Ages 5+
 
HUDSON VALLEY
Sullivan County Public Health Services
50 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754
Open: Thursday, February 24; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Sullivan County
Ages 12+
 
HUDSON VALLEY
Yeager Health Complex, Building A
50 Sanitorium Road
Pomona, NY 10970
Open: Friday, February 25; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Rockland County
Ages 12+
 
HUDSON VALLEY
Hudson Valley Mall (Former Best Buy)
1300 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Open: Friday, February 25; 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech 
To Register: www.vaccinateulster.com
Event Partner: Ulster County 
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
TEP Middle School
152 Sherman Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Open: Friday, February 25; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: TEP Middle School
Ages 5+
            
LONG ISLAND
East Brentwood Fire Department
26 Fulton Street
Brentwood, NY 11717
Open: Friday, February 25; 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department
Ages 5+
 
HUDSON VALLEY
Yonkers Public Library
1500 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
Open: Friday, February 25; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Yonkers Public Library
Ages 5+
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Fingerlakes Mall Event Center
1579 Clark Street Road
Auburn, NY 13021
Open: Friday, February 25; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Cayuga County and Fingerlakes Mall
Ages 5-18
 
LONG ISLAND
Zion Cathedral
312 Grand Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
Open: Friday, February 25; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event partner: Zion Cathedral
Ages 5+
 
HUDSON VALLEY
Hudson Valley Mall (Former Best Buy)
1300 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Open: Saturday, February 26; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech 
To Register: www.vaccinateulster.com
Event Partner: Ulster County 
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
East Brentwood Fire Department
26 Fulton Street
Brentwood, NY 11717
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
Bethel AME Church
420 North Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Bethel AME Church
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
Bethel AME Zion Church
20 Simmons Street
Copiague, NY 11701
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: National Coalition of Black Churches & Bethel AME Zion Church
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp
295 Merritt Avenue
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
First Baptist Church
100-10 Astoria Boulevard
Queens, NY 11369
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: National Coalition of Black Churches & First Baptist Church
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
New Jerusalem Church of the Nazarene
2431 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Open: Saturday, February 26; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: New Jerusalem Church of the Nazarene
Ages 5+
 
WESTERN NEW YORK
Allegany County Department of Health - County Office Building 
7 Court Street 
Belmont, NY 14813 
Open: Saturday, February 26; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech
To Register: Pfizer-BioNTech (5-11) 1st dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (5-11) 2nd dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (12 & up) 1st dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) 2nd dose here, Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) Booster here or call 585-268-9250
Event Partner: Allegany County Department of Health 
Ages 5+
 
WESTERN NEW YORK
JCC - Olean Campus Learning Center
206 North Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
Open:  Saturday, February 26; Ages 12+ from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Ages 5-11 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen/J&J, Moderna
To Register:  Ages 12+ here and Ages 5-11 here or call 716-701-3777
Event Partner:  Cattaraugus County Health Department
Ages 5-11 First Dose Clinic; Ages 12+
 
WESTERN NEW YORK
Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion
1100 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208
Open: Saturday, February 26; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
To Register: www.erie.gov/vax
Event Partner:  Erie County Department of Health
Ages 5+
 
FINGER LAKES
The Vineyard Farm and Outdoor Center for Excellence   
126 Sander Street   
Rochester, NY 14605   
Open: Saturday, February 26; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm   
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: The Vineyard Farm
Ages 5+
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Destiny Mall USA
9090 Destiny USA Drive
Syracuse, NY 13204
Open: Saturday, February 26; 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Destiny Mall USA
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
Freeport Bible Center
50 North Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
Open: Sunday, February 27; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Freeport Bible Center
Ages 5+
 
HUDSON VALLEY
Palisades Center (Adler Room, Level 4 near the Skating Rink)
1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994
Open: Sunday, February 27: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech 
To Register: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/schedule-a-vaccine/
Event Partner: Rockland County 
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry
150-62 78th Road
Flushing, NY 11367
Open: Sunday, February 27; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry
Ages 5+
 
NORTH COUNTRY
Essex County Department of Health
132 Water Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Open: Monday, February 28; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Essex County
Ages 5+
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Oswego County Health Department
70 Bunner Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Open: Tuesday, March 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
To Register:  
Event Partner: Oswego County
Ages 5-11
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Fingerlakes Mall Event Center
1579 Clark Street Road
Auburn, NY 13021
Open: Tuesday, March 1; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Cayuga County and Fingerlakes Mall
Ages 5+
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse
1 Broad Street
Pulaski, NY 13142
Open: Wednesday, March 2; 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner:  Oswego County
Ages 5+
 
WESTERN NEW YORK
North Tonawanda High School                               
Alumni Student Activity Center
405 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Open:  Wednesday, March 2; 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type:  Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/J&J, Seasonal Flu
To Register: Pfizer 1st Dose (5+) here, Pfizer 2nd Dose (5+) here,Moderna 1st Dose (18+) here, Moderna 2nd Dose (18+) here, Booster Dose (12+) J&J, Moderna & Pfizer here, Seasonal Flu (5+) here
Event Partner:  Niagara County Health Department
Ages 5+
 
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Fingerlakes Mall Event Center
1579 Clark Street Road
Auburn, NY  13021
Open: Thursday, March 3; 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner:  Cayuga County and Fingerlakes Mall
Ages 5+
 
LONG ISLAND
East Brentwood Fire Department
26 Fulton Street
Brentwood, NY 11717
Open: Thursday, March 3; 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: East Brentwood Fire Department
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
Democracy Prep Charter School
207 W 133rd Street
New York, NY 10030
Open: Thursday, March 3; 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Democracy Prep Charter School
Ages 5+
 
NEW YORK CITY
Democracy Prep Charter School
3872 3rd Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
Open: Thursday, March 3; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Democracy Prep Charter School
Ages 5+
 
Children five and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. As of January 7, 2022, adolescents 12 and older are eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least five months after completing their initial vaccine series. Additionally, children 5-11 with certain immunocompromising conditions are now eligible for an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 28 days after completing their initial vaccine series. Pediatric providers, parents, and guardians are encouraged to visit ny.gov/VaxForKidsny.gov/Boostersny.gov/GetTheVaxFacts, or watch the Health Commissioner's PSA here.  
 
The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available statewide, including at over 2,000 locations administering the vaccine for children. All state mass vaccination sites are administering the vaccine for children five years and older, boosters for New Yorkers 12 years and older, and additional doses for immunocompromised children five years and older. In addition to the state's pop-up and mass vaccination sites, New Yorkers can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Parents and guardians can also 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 to this age group. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  
 
Parents and guardians are encouraged to make sure their child is up to date on all recommended and required vaccinations, including the flu vaccine. Please visit the Department of Health website for more information on recommended childhood and adolescent immunizations. 
 
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