Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 24 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. On September 21, Governor Hochul announced a total of 120 sites will take place over a 12-week period statewide. To date, 189 sites have been set up – 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.

 “The vaccine is safe, effective, and the best way to keep New Yorkers young and old protected from COVID-19,” said Governor Hochul. “To date, 189 #VaxtoSchool sites have made the vaccine available and accessible to New York’s children and their families. We will continue to work with our partners on the ground in all corners of the State to encourage even more young New Yorkers and their parents and guardians to get vaccinated as we head into the holiday season.”

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. #VaxtoSchool buses – mobile vaccination units – continue to support these efforts as yet another tool to promote vaccinations and ensure convenient access statewide.

This announcement builds on New York State’s commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers, and families a top priority.

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 will be updated weekly over the 12-week period to include new sites when they are announced. New locations are established on a rolling basis, and more sites are announced each week over the 12-week period.

Ages 12+ 

MOHAWK VALLEY

The Arc Lexington, Bishop Burke Gym
127 E. State Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
Open: Thursday, November 18; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-
BioNTech
Event Partner: Fulton County Public Health Department & Adirondack Health and Wellness
To Register: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6z7p0e2q/?e_id=3427 or call 518-886-8251

Incentive: Amazon Gift Cards & Stewart’s Gift Cards

Children can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is available under Emergency Use Authorization for children ages 5 to 15 and is fully approved for those age 16 and older. The other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet authorized or approved for this age group. If you are a parent or guardian of a school-aged New Yorker, you can also visit vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a vaccine location closest to you. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and school-aged children, New Yorkers can visit our dedicated website ny.gov/vaxtoschool or follow @VaccinateNY on Instagram.

Unless noted, the State’s #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites are currently focused on vaccinating 12 – 17-year-olds. New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old children are encouraged to 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 for this age group. Parents and guardians can visit ny.gov/vaxforkids, vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. The list of mass vaccination sites administering the vaccine for 5-11-year-olds is available here.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to make sure their child is up to date on all recommended and required vaccinations. Please visit the Department of Health website for more information on recommended childhood and adolescent immunizations.