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By SÍLE MOLONEY
Inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine for five via 11-year-olds continued on Monday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 9, within the Bronx and throughout New York Metropolis.
Throughout a press convention on Tuesday, Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated over 4,500 youngsters bought vaccinated at public faculties on Nov. Eight alone. As of Tuesday, Nov. 9, the mayor confirmed that about 25,000 children aged 5 via 11 had been vaccinated since this age group was first licensed to get the shot.
“It’s superb,” the mayor stated. “So, we see that folks are popping out, getting their children vaccinated. We count on this to develop rather a lot within the coming days. That is one other approach we preserve our metropolis secure, and we transfer ahead.”
As reported, the first wave of youngsters to obtain the newly licensed COVID-19 vaccine for five via 11-year-olds had their pictures administered on the Kids’s Hospital at Montefiore in Norwood on Wednesday, Nov. 3.
After a lot anticipation, the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) formally licensed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids on this age group on Friday, Oct. 29.
The choice led the best way for the vaccine to be made out there to 28 million unvaccinated youngsters throughout the US, topic to its subsequent approval by the Facilities for Illness Management & Prevention (CDC), which got here a couple of days later, on Tuesday, Nov. 2
Mayor Invoice de Blasio holds a press convention at Metropolis Corridor on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Video courtesy of the Metropolis of New York
On Monday, 9-year-old Christopher Reyes, a 4th grader from Fordham Heights, bought vaccinated at P.S. 19 within the East Village within the presence of his father, Phonz L. Reyes, a trainer, New York Metropolis Well being Commissioner Dave A. Chokshi and New York Metropolis Faculties Chancellor Mesiha Porter.
The commissioner and chancellor had been on location to advertise the Metropolis’s newest vaccine efforts to inoculate children in Christopher’s age group.
Reyes stated of his son, on receiving his shot, “This child was a champ in the present day, getting his first dose of the vaccine.” He added, ‘He took the vax, no tears, nothing. He’s been ready for this and eager to get it on his personal. Pleased with him. One down, one to go.”
On Tuesday, the commissioner and chancellor had been, as soon as once more, on location at extra public faculties, this time at Central Park East College in East Harlem the place they spoke to extra college students who had been on the point of get their pictures. “It didn’t appear that arduous,” one pupil referred to as Tiana informed them, after observing her twin sister, Taylor, first get vaccinated.
The ladies’ mom added, “That is extraordinarily essential, you already know, for us, for our household.” She stated, “I personally misplaced six relations to COVID and I’m simply pleased for us to simply get protected and keep wholesome and secure.”
ALL 5-11-year-old children are eligible to get vaccinated at Metropolis-run websites and get $100!
— NYC Mayor’s Workplace (@NYCMayorsOffice) November 7, 2021
The mayor stated that 24 cellular items may even be out there across the Metropolis for people who want to get vaccinated, along with faculty vaccination websites.
On Sunday, Nov. 7, the mayor tweeted a reminder to New Yorkers that every one children aged 5 via 11 years of age had been eligible to be vaccinated in any respect Metropolis-run websites along with public faculties, and that every one who did so, had been additionally eligible to obtain $100.
Regardless of some mother and father who, as reported, stay hesitant about vaccinating their children, the mayor stated it’s hoped that the Metropolis’s 660,000 youngsters aged 5 via 11 will proceed to get vaccinated over the approaching days and weeks. “We’re very excited to succeed in that younger group of New Yorkers, and we’ve bought to do it in a variety of alternative ways, however I do suppose among the best affect goes to come back from these direct conversations between pediatricians and relations,” the mayor stated. “That’s what’s going to provide consolation in shifting ahead, and I additionally suppose a variety of mother and father are going to need to convey their baby to the pediatrician workplace for the vaccination.”
In the meantime, on Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul launched a brand new “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate” vaccine incentive program for five via 11-year-olds whereby children on this age group who get vaccinated are entered right into a lottery for an opportunity to win a SUNY or CUNY full scholarship.
“Our vital work to make the vaccine accessible and out there to all eligible youngsters and their households is underway, and we’ll creatively assist and have a good time those that get vaccinated,” stated the governor throughout a press convention in Mount Vernon. “The ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ program is a unprecedented alternative for kids to win free tuition to a SUNY or CUNY school or college, and I urge mother and father and guardians to assist their youngsters get vaccinated and enter into this once-in-a-lifetime program.”
Extra particulars about this system may be discovered here.
1000’s of individuals have retweeted an image shared by Proper Stated Fred of an indication urging mother and father to donate their youngsters’s organs at a vaccine clinic.
The photograph has been manipulated, and the unique says nothing about organ donation. https://t.co/PhZeNaBICN
— Full Truth (@FullFact) November 8, 2021
On Monday, it was additionally reported that hundreds of individuals had retweeted a doctored photograph, shared by “Proper Stated Fred” of an indication at a pop-up vaccine clinic exterior the Gillette Stadium, dwelling to the American soccer workforce the New England Patriots, which purported to induce mother and father to donate their youngsters’s organs.
Subsequent video footage of the clinic confirmed the photograph had been doctored from its unique type and the unique signal stated nothing about organ donation. We’ve got connected each tweets for comparative functions.
— Nick Giovanni (@NickGNews) July 29, 2021
In different COVID-19 information, as reported, as a part of a lately launched worldwide section Three medical trial, officers at Montefiore Well being System and the Albert Einstein School of Drugs introduced on Nov. 8, that they’re collectively investigating whether or not the Merck antiviral tablet, molnupiravir, accepted final week in Britain for treating COVID-19, can stop COVID-19 in unvaccinated susceptible people residing with individuals who have contracted the illness.
In the meantime, Chokshi summed up the newest ongoing vaccine efforts on the faculties, saying the very best half was listening to the explanation why youngsters had been getting vaccinated. “Among the whys that we heard yesterday had been about gathering extra safely over the vacations with children’ grandparents, with taking part in sports activities extra safely, or to guard a good youthful sibling, you already know, that individuals have at dwelling,” he stated. “However possibly my favourite one from yesterday was, ‘Everybody else in my household has already gotten vaccinated. I’m the one one left.’”
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