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Hochul Announces 18 New Vax To School Pop Up Sites

December 1, 2021

ALBANY, NY – Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 18 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites—including eight sites open to children five years and older—to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. Governor Hochul and the State’s Department of Health urge all eligible New Yorkers, including and especially young New Yorkers, to get fully vaccinated for winter and as the State monitors for the Omicron variant.

“Parents and guardians, your child’s greatest defense against COVID-19 is the vaccine,” Governor Hochul said. “The best tool we have to keep our kids, families, and schools safe is ensuring New York’s students are fully vaccinated. As families gather this holiday season, I encourage parents to take advantage of our #VaxtoSchool sites and get their children vaccinated. It is easy, accessible, and convenient – so do not wait.”

Building on the State’s commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers, and families a top priority, on September 21, Governor Hochul announced a total of 120 sites will take place over a 12-week period statewide. To date, 216 sites have been established — far surpassing this goal. The Department of Health continues to work with local county health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare centers to provide logistical support to establish these sites in all regions of the state. Partners, host sites, and outreach efforts are tailored to the communities they are built to serve. New locations are established on a rolling basis in partnership with localities.

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. As yet another tool to promote the vaccine, #VaxtoSchool buses — mobile vaccination efforts — continue to support these efforts statewide.

Operational days for each of the #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites for school-aged New Yorkers are below. The full list of #VaxtoSchool sites is available here and are updated weekly over the 12-week period to include new sites when they are announced.

Below, is the closest one to our area:

Bradford Central School District
2820 NY-226
Bradford, NY 14815
Open: Saturday, December 4; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen/J&J
Event Partner: Schuyler County
Incentive: Tops and Amazon Gift Cards
Ages 5+

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