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NYC To Bring Coronavirus Vaccine Into Schools


New York City is bringing the coronavirus vaccine to schools.
Starting Friday, mobile pop up vaccine sites will open in four schools in the Bronx and then the effort will expand to schools in all boroughs in the coming weeks. Councilman Mark Levine is the head of the city council’s health committee and calls this a game changer..
“There are many families that are busy with work and family obligations and they may not have time to travel to a vaccination site after school to get their young person vaccinated.”

The in school vaccinations will continue during summer school. About 23 percent of New Yorkers age 12 to 17 are vaccinated in the city, slightly ahead of the national average for that age group. Meanwhile, the vaccine is now being given out at the New York Aquarium. As an incentive, those who get the shot there will get a free pass for a future visit.