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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. Contact your local district to find out when the County is coming to your child’s school.

Latimer said: “Parents can now breathe a sigh of relief as more and more of Westchester’s children can be protected against COVID-19. 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. We know children are around a lot of people and in settings where people are around each other. 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 put together a video showcasing local children receiving the vaccine and getting their reaction to help encourage others to “Kick Covid-19 to the Curb.”

The County is hosting a First Dose Pfizer vaccination clinic for eligible children ages 5 to11 on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following location:

134 Court Street
White Plains, New York 10601

A parent or guardian must be present for any child to receive a vaccine. Make an online appointent.