Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on CDC’S Recommendation of Pfizer Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

(November 2, 2021)”Tonight’s announcement is an important step in fighting this pandemic. New York State’s Clinical Advisory Task Force unanimously agreed with the CDC. Next the New York State Department of Health will issue guidance to the public.

“I encourage parents to reach out to their pediatricians and prepare to get their children vaccinated. New York State has been making preparations for this moment, and we will waste no time to help get shots administered through all available channels so that we can protect our kids from COVID-19 and finally put an end to the pandemic.”