New York City schools will offer the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 from November 30th.
Students in the age group who have not been vaccinated at all yet can also get their first shot during that time.
In addition, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will also offer more deals this Wednesday and Thursday at schools that experienced high demand when vaccination efforts started last week. Vaccinations will be available at charter schools next week.
“We are experiencing a great response,” de Blasio said. He said 26,300 shots have been fired at schools over the past week.
A total of about 72,000 children have been vaccinated in urban areas since the shots became available to them, out of about 660,000 – about 10% of this population.
To be vaccinated at school, students must be accompanied by an adult and have the consent of a guardian.