Mayor, Health Commissioner Announce City’s Plans for COVID Baby Vaccine Rollout

Mayor, Health Commissioner Announce City’s Plans for COVID Baby Vaccine Rollout

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 The administration has announced its plans for the COVID baby vaccine rollout.

By Forum Staff

Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan on Friday announced the City’s plans to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 6 months and older this week. To provide parents the most flexibility possible, DOHMH has also been conducting educational outreach to ready providers. Starting this weekend, DOHMH recommends parents reach out to their children’s pediatricians to see if they will make the COVID-19 vaccine available at their offices. Additionally, beginning on June 21, parents and guardians can also use New York City’s COVID-19 Vaccine Finder to find convenient locations across the five boroughs to vaccinate young children, including 10 city Vaccine Hubs where the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children aged six-months through, and including, five years of age. These sites are expected to open as early as June 22, depending on final federal approval. The Pfizer vaccine will also be available at non-city sites to children six months and above.

Photo Courtesy of Google The Queens Center Mall is one of the three borough locations that will administer the baby vaccine.

Photo Courtesy of Google
The Queens Center Mall is one of the three borough locations that will administer the baby vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration issued emergency authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months and older.

City clinics that have been serving children 5 years and older will transition to serving younger children once the vaccination campaign for babies begins. Queens locations and hours are: Queens Center Mall, Monday—Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; City Health Department Corona Clinic, Monday—Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; City Vaccine Hub Long Island City, Thursday—Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

City-run vaccination hubs will serve children between the ages of six months up to and including 5 years old. Parents can also use New York City’s COVID-19 Vaccine Finder to find a convenient location to get their child vaccinated or reach out to their personal providers to make an appointment. If parents plan to get their children under 5 years old vaccinated at a pharmacy, they should check the Vaccine Finder website before they go.

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