Youngest New Yorkers receive first COVID-19 vaccinations today
The city opened 10 vaccine hubs across New York City for New York’s youngest to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, one of those 10 hubs, is planning to host a big welcoming event for kids 6 months through 5 years old on Thursday. Both federal and city officials will be at the site to answer any questions/concerns for parents.
The White House COVID-19 Response Team and federal public health officials are set to meet Thursday to give an update on the vaccine rollout plan and give clarity on vaccine safety.
This new young age group’s eligibility opens the door for 20 million more children to get vaccinated.
According to the health commissioner, New York City has received about 20,000 pediatric vaccine doses so far, with another shipment expected soon.
Appointments can be made at one of the city’s vaccine hubs, such as NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health.