Children between the ages of 5 and 11 in New York state can now get vaccinated at one of 10 mass vaccination sites.
"Parents have been waiting for the ability to protect their young children from COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to make that possible,” Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement.
Locations in New York City include Aqueduct Racetrack, Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and Bay Eden Senior Center in the Bronx.
"Since this 5 to 11 year-old age group became eligible, we have been encouraging parents to reach out to their pediatricians and local health providers to set up vaccine appointments and now I'm directing our state mass vaccination sites to open their doors to the youngest and most recently eligible New Yorkers," Hochul said.
There are also mass vaccine sites being made available to kids on Long Island and Yonkers.
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