Keep Children Safe With the COVID-19 Vaccine

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If you have children, protect them this school year by making sure they get their COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free – and it’s recommended for all eligible school-aged New Yorkers 12 years and older. Just like adults, kids can catch COVID-19 and spread it to others, particularly if they are unvaccinated. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to make sure your child is protected from COVID-19.

Learn more and schedule your child’s free COVID-19 vaccine today:

    • Schedule an appointment for your child’s COVID-19 vaccine at a location near you by visiting vaccines.gov, texting your ZIP code to 438829, calling 1-800-232-0233 or use the “Am I Eligible” tool. All sites also offer walk-in appointments for first dose appointments.
    • If your child is 12 – 17 years-old, make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer vaccine.
  • You can enter your child in the New York State “Vax and Win” sweepstakes to win prizes, including game tickets, stadium tours, and signed gear from the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and New York Jets here.
CALL IF YOU NEED HELP: For free help over the phone, call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

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