Pop-up sites open across NYC as part of #VaxtoSchool initiative

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites have opened across the city as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s #VaxtoSchool initiative.
The program is focused on school-aged New Yorkers getting their COVID-19 vaccine.
The first site opened in Brooklyn on Thursday at the East Flatbush Life of Hope Building. The first site in the Bronx opens today at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center.
The governor says her new program will be 12 weeks long. So far, 20 pop up sites have been announced. There will be a total of 120 sites spanning across the state by the end of the program.
The sites in the city pop up just for a day within community based organizations and health care centers to make the shot accessible to all.
Although some of the sites will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on some days, the focus is on getting the shot to kids ages 12 and up. The only vaccine approved for that age group currently is the Pfizer shot, which will be offered at each of the sites.
Gov. Hochul says it’s a part of New York’s commitment to making the health and wellbeing of teachers and families a top priority.
The pop-up site in Norwood will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
For a full list of the #VaxtoSchool vaccine pop-up sites, click here.