Westchester County Executive George Latimer is encouraging parents to make appointments to get children ages 5-11 vaccinated. The County has partnered with local school districts to host clinics in the schools and at the health department.
"Parents can now breathe a sigh of relief, as more and more of Westchester's children can be protected against COVID-19,” said Latimer. “We want our children to continue to lead safe and healthy lives and keep them in the classroom. The vaccine will also allow them to be with their friends and loved ones, and just be kids."
Westchester County Health Department Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler said: "We are encouraging parents to take this critical step in protecting their children. Fully vaccinated children will not be required to quarantine if they have an exposure, so they can stay in school, unless they develop symptoms. We want to make this as easy as possible for families, and we're looking forward to providing this opportunity to get more children vaccinated."
The County has put together a video showcasing local children receiving the vaccine, to help encourage others to "Kick Covid-19 to the Curb." Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6AINuyRBUI
The County is hosting a First Dose Pfizer vaccination clinic for eligible children ages 5-11 on Saturday, November 20, at 134 Court Street in White Plains, from 10 am to 3 pm.
A parent or guardian must be present for any child to receive a vaccine. Appointments can be made by visiting the following website: