Second Doses on 12/6/21 at TCS.
No appointment needed from 7:30am-4:30pm.
As you might be aware, all New Yorkers age 5 and older can now receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news for the health and safety of your child, your family, your school community, and the whole city!
In partnership with the City’s vaccination effort, vaccine providers are returning to school sites for one day this month to offer the second dose of Pfizer vaccinations to eligible students ages 5-11 to make it as easy as possible to stay safe. No appointment is needed, and you can learn more about your site’s date and hours from your school or by visiting schools.nyc.gov/covid19.
Getting your child vaccinated is safe, confidential, and easy. Here’s what you need to know:
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 illness; millions of people have already been safely vaccinated in New York City.
You do not need health insurance to get vaccinated—the vaccine is free.
You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
Students ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult designated by the parent or guardian, while receiving their vaccine. If the student is accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or guardian, the vaccine provider must either obtain verbal consent from the parent or guardian by phone at the time of vaccination or parent/guardians may choose to send a completed consent form with the adult designee.
A copy of this consent form can be found at schools.nyc.gov/covid19.
Vaccines are administered by trained medical professionals.
All records and information associated with vaccination are kept strictly confidential.
On-site telephone interpretation will be available in multiple languages.
While strongly recommended, vaccinations are not currently mandatory for most students. You can learn more about vaccine requirements in schools by visiting schools.nyc.gov/covid19.
You are encouraged to record your student’s vaccination status in the DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Portal at vaccine.schools.nyc.
Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that DOE schools and buildings remain safe places for all students and staff.
By getting your child vaccinated, you are protecting them, your family and community from COVID-19 illness. Vaccinations help move our city forward, restore in-person gathering, and improve quality of life.
If you, your student age 12 and up, or someone else you know is still in need of a vaccine, you can visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov today to choose from hundreds of sites across the city offering appointments or walk-up vaccines at no cost.
Please note that this month’s school-based pop-ups can only administer children’s doses for students aged 5-11. Page 2 of 2 If your student turned 12 years old since receiving their first dose, please visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a location to receive a second dose.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine for all the facts. We strongly urge you to get your child vaccinated soon.
Christopher Groll Acting Assistant Commissioner Office of School Health Division of School Climate & Wellness NYC Department of Education