ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul says 10 of New York’s mass coronavirus vaccination sites are ready to give shots to children ages 5 to 11 who recently became eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. More than 50,000 children in the state already have received their first dose of the vaccine, which has been available at doctors’ offices, pharmacies and other locations. Federal officials gave final approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids on Nov. 2. Hochul said Saturday that appointments for children can now be made at the 10 mass vaccination sites around the state.
On Long Island pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available at the SUNY Stony Brook mass vaccination center in Stony Brook- appointments can be made at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Photo: Shauna Andrus, left, a nurse volunteering at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Emmy Slonecker, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)