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Governor Hochul announces additional #VaxtoSchool pop-up COVID sites

Locations in Orleans and Erie counties aim to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Two additional pop-up vaccine sites in Erie and Orleans counties will open this week with the goal of vaccinated more school-aged New Yorkers.

The effort is part of the #VaxtoSchool campaign announced by the Hochul administration last month. A total of 120 sites will be available over 12 weeks statewide. 

"The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be our greatest protection against the virus for eligible New Yorkers of all ages," said Governor Kathy Hochul. "In collaboration with community-based partners, our new #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites will help more school-aged New Yorkers get vaccinated so together, we can keep our school communities safe. I urge New York parents, guardians, and school leaders to help ensure that the eligible adolescents in their communities receive the vaccine as soon as possible."

Here are the two sites:

Kendall Elementary School Cafeteria
1932 Kendall Road
Kendall, NY 14476
Open: Wednesday, October 13; 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Influenza
Event Partner: Orleans County

The Park School of Buffalo
4625 Harlem Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226
Open: Saturday, October 16; 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Vaccine Type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna
Event Partner: Erie County
Register at: www.erie.gov/vax

As of October 12, 62.2% of 12 to 15-year-olds and 71.7% of 16-25-year-olds have gotten at least one vaccine dose.

All New Yorkers who get at least one dose by October 24 can enter New York's #VaxandWin Football sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes from the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants and New York Jets. Eligible New Yorkers can enter the sweepstakes here.