On Monday, Nov. 8th, NYC public schools opened vaccination sites for 5-to 11-year-old students. And just one day later, more than 100,000 vaccines were administered across the state, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

A total of 24 percent of NYC kids ages 17 or below have received at least one dose, according to city data released today. In total, just over 74 percent of NYC residents have received at least one dose, while nearly 68 percent are fully vaccinated.

In Bushwick’s primary zip code, 11237, roughly 77 percent of those eligible have received at least one dose and 69 percent are fully vaccinated. In zip code 11221, which covers parts of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, about 69 percent have received at least one dose, while about 61 percent are fully vaccinated.

The numbers are a bit lower in neighboring zip codes 11206, 11207 and 11385, with about 51 percent, 54 percent and 62 percent fully vaccinated, respectively.

Since the vaccines were rolled out, the city has been tracking the numbers and releasing them in the form of very user-friendly, navigable graphs. Transparency has increased as the pandemic has progressed. The city’s bank of vaccine data is all available here.

Yesterday, at the state level, Gov. Hochul announced the release that new data on hospice staff vaccinations, nursing home staff vaccinations and more. That data is all available on the Health Data NY website.

Throughout the month of November, many of the city’s schools are offering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccination to eligible students ages 5-11. No appointment is needed, but students must be accompanied by a parent. A full list of schools offering pop-up vaccination sites is available here.

And on Tuesday, Nov. 9, Gov. Hochul launched the “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate” vaccine incentive program for 5- to 11-year-olds for a chance to win a SUNY or CUNY full scholarship. Students who get vaccinated before Dec. 19 are eligible to enter the random drawing.


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