Governor Hochul announces 17 new #VaxForKids pop-up sites

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 17 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and teens. On January 19, Governor Hochul announced that a total of 80 sites will be established over a 6-week period across the state. The new sites support the state’s goal of ensuring New York City children 5 and older are immunized and follow all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses. The state Department of Health is working with localities, community organizations and field health centers to establish these sites in all areas of the state. Partners, host sites and outreach efforts will be tailored to best meet the needs of the communities they serve.

“Vaccinating our children – and ensuring they stay up to date with all recommended vaccine doses – means they will have the best possible protection against COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “That’s why our nation’s and state’s top pediatricians recommend children five and older get vaccinated as soon as possible. Working with partners in communities on the ground, our #VaxForKids sites are making vaccination accessible and convenient for New York parents, guardians and families.”

The state launched the #VaxForKids Campaign to increase immunization rates among New York City children ages 5-11 and provide booster doses to eligible teens ages 12-17, reinforcing the Governor’s commitment to health and wellness making children, families and school communities a top priority. To date, more 1.5 million children aged 5 to 17 have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Since January 19, 34.5% children from 5 to 11 years old and 74.4% adolescents aged 12 to 17 received at least one dose and 24.2% children from 5 to 11 years old and 66.2% teenagers aged 12 to 17 have completed their first series of vaccines.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said: “Vaccines have been the backbone of pediatric care for decades. This is why it is imperative that all eligible children are immunized against COVID-19 and follow all recommended vaccine doses. Like adults, children of all ages are at risk of serious illness and need maximum protection against the virus and as new variants circulate. The vaccine is safe, effective and free – and I urge parents and guardians to visit our #VaxForKids sites to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible.”

A community health professional will be available at each site to answer any questions parents and guardians may have. The operational days for each of the #VaxForKids pop-up sites are below. New sites will be announced weekly during the 6 week period. The full list of #VaxForKids sites is available here.

WESTERN NEW YORK

Niagara University
Gallagher Center – Lower Kitchen
5795 Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109
Opening: Friday 21 January; 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen/J&J, Moderna
To register: 5-11 first dose here; 5-11 seconds dose here; 12+ here; 18+ Janssen/J&J here
Incentive: Free general admission ticket to the 1/21 men’s basketball game for booster recipients while supplies last
Event Partner: Niagara County Health Department
5 years and over

FINGER LAKES

Branchport Keuka Park Fire Department
3686 Route 54A
Branchport, NY 14418
Opening: Friday 21 January; 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen/J&J
To register: 5+ here; 12+ booster dose here; third dose for eligible 5+ with immunocompromised conditions here
5 years and over

NORTHERN COUNTRY

Clinton Community College
158 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Opening: Saturday January 22; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Record: http://www.clintonhealth.org/covid19vaccine/
Event Partner: Clinton County
5 years and over

NEW YORK CITY

PS19
41-40 99th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Opening: Saturday January 22; 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: PS19 United Community Schools
5 years and over

CAPITAL REGION

Trojan Farmer’s Market
4 3rd Street
Troy, NY 12180
Opening: Saturday January 22; 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Troy Farmer’s Market
5 years and over

FINGER LAKES

The Wine Farm and Outdoor Center of Excellence
126 Sander Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Opening: Saturday January 22; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: The Vineyard Farms
5 years and over

HUDSON VALLEY

Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center
110, boul. Bethune
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Opening: Monday January 24; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Record: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/schedule-a-vaccine/
Event Partner: Rockland County
5 years and over

WESTERN NEW YORK

Cuban Cultural Center
Opera Palmer
12 West Main Street
Cuba, NY 14727
Opening: Tuesday January 25; 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech (12+) and Moderna
Record: https://bit.ly/3zbamTW
Partner of the event: Cultural Center of Cuba
12 years and over

SOUTH LEVEL

Endicott Union District Office
1100 Main Street East
Endicott, NY 13760
Opening: Tuesday January 25; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(For Endicott District Union Members)
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Broome County
First doses for 5 to 11 year olds; Booster doses for ages 12 and older

NEW YORK CITY

Democracy Preparatory Charter School
1529 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Opening: Tuesday January 25; 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Democracy Preparatory Schools
5 years and over

NEW YORK CITY

Democracy Preparatory Charter School
240 East 123rd Street
New York, NY 10035
Opening: Tuesday January 25; 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Democracy Preparatory Schools
5 years and over

LONG ISLAND

Dix Hills Fire Department
115 East Deer Park Road
Ten Hills, NY 11746
Opening: Wednesday January 26; 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Dix Hills Fire Department
5 years and over

NEW YORK CITY

Democracy Preparatory Charter School
1529 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Opening: Wednesday January 26; 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Democracy Preparatory Schools
5 years and over

NEW YORK CITY

Democracy Preparatory Charter School
240 East 123rd Street
New York, NY 10035
Opening: Wednesday January 26; 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Democracy Preparatory Schools
5 years and over

SOUTH LEVEL

BOCES Main Campus
435 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Opening: Wednesday January 26; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(*For BOCES Main Campus members)
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Event Partner: Broome County
First doses for 5 to 11 year olds; Booster doses for ages 12 and older

HUDSON VALLEY

Sullivan County Public Health Services
50 community lane
Liberty, NY 12754
Opening: Wednesday January 26; 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech
Record: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D397E9B6E6CC0142E0530A6C7C1576A6
Event Partner: Sullivan County
5-11 years old

WESTERN NEW YORK

BOCES Orleans-Niagara
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center
3181 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Opening: Wednesday January 26; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
To register: 5+ first dose here; 5+ second dose here; 12+ boosters here; Janssen/J&J single dose 18+ here
Event Partner: Niagara County Health Department
5 years and over

Children five years and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. From January 7, 2022, adolescents 12 years and older are eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least five months after completing their initial vaccine series. In addition, children 5 to 11 years of age with certain immunocompromised diseases are now eligible for an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 28 days after completing their initial vaccine series. Pediatricians, parents and guardians are encouraged to visit ny.gov/VaxForKids, ny.gov/Boosters, ny.gov/GetTheVaxFacts, or look at the Health Commissioner’s new PSA here.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available across the state, including more than 2,000 sites administering the vaccine to children. All state mass vaccination sites are giving the vaccine to children five and older, boosters to New Yorkers 12 and older, and extra doses to immunocompromised children five and older. In addition to the state’s pop-up and mass vaccination sites, New Yorkers can visit vaccines.gov, text his zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby addresses. Parents and guardians can also contact the pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), rural health centers or pharmacies who can administer the vaccine to this group of people. ‘age. Make sure the supplier offers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to ensure their child is up to date with all recommended and required vaccinations, including the flu shot. Please visit the Ministry of Health website for more information on recommended vaccinations for children and adolescents.