80% of 12-17-year-old New Yorkers have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 infection rates continue to slow down across our city as more vaccination sites are catering towards vaccinating kids.

News 12 Staff

Feb 3, 2022, 12:06 PM

Updated 840 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul referred to it as a “COVID milestone” for New Yorkers with the announcement that 80% of children ages 12 to 17 are now vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  
Hochul also stated that 58 new pop-up vaccine sites are emerging as a part of the “Vax for Kids” campaign. These sites are meant to increase vaccination rates among those ages 5 to 11 years old, as well as booster doses for those eligible ages 12 to 17.  
New York City’s positivity rate stands at just 3.9%, with New York City having the lowest positivity rate in all regions of New York state, according to Gov. Hochul’s office. This comes as the number of confirmed cases continues to go down statewide. 


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