Beginning on Thursday, children as young as 5 years old can begin getting vaccinated in New York City.
“Every child that gets vaccinated quickly in these next days, that's going to be that much more protection for families and for our city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Earlier this week, the CDC approved use of the Pfizer vaccine for kids between the ages of 5 and 11.They will receive the same two-shot regimen that adults do, but it’ll be just a one-third dose.
Beginning next week, the vaccine will also be offered in city schools.
“We want to make it available and easy for parents who prefer just to go to their local school building,” de Blasio said.
The mayor said every school will have vaccinations available for one day.
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