ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York is re-launching its statewide “Vax to School” campaign.
According to the governor’s office, the goal is to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates among students.
“As we prepare for the beginning of the school year and the fall season, it is important that we do all we can to protect our youngest New Yorkers,” Governor Hochul said. “By breaking down barriers to vaccine access, these partnerships will allow New York State to continue to protect the health and safety of our most vulnerable community members and keep our schools open. The re-launching of our successful #VaxtoSchool campaign will support our Fall Action Plan, and ensure we are getting New Yorkers the resources they need to protect themselves from being seriously ill or hospitalized due to COVID-19.”
The campaign will provide information and resources to children and their families.
It also comes on the heels of Hochul’s “Fall Action Plan” which will bring three million COVID-19 tests to schools statewide.
The New York City Department of Education says a daily health screening is no longer necessary to gain access to a school building, but students and staffers are advised to stay home if they are showing symptoms.