COVID-19 vaccinations for young children now expected to start later than usual
Schools close on Monday and Tuesday
A new wave of coronavirus infections in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut has led to school closures on Monday and Tuesday.
Schools in the Empire state are closed Monday and Tuesday, and in New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday.
The Department of Health is expected to begin distributing coronavirus vaccine doses to children who haven’t received the vaccine yet, officials said. The first dose of the vaccine will be given to children between the ages of 16 to 35 months, and schools are expected to reopen on Wednesday.
The distribution is expected to start on Monday or Tuesday, with the vaccine expected to be given to children in the fall.
The first child to receive the vaccine will be between the ages of 16 to 35 months.
According to Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Katz, “Many of our children are not vaccinated and this is a good opportunity to vaccinate them before they have a chance to have serious complications from coronavirus.”
As of Monday, New York had 4,800 cases, compared to 1,521 in New Jersey and 951 in Connecticut.