Eight branches of The New York Public Library will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds beginning on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
In partnership with NYC Test & Trace Corps, pediatric Pfizer vaccinations will be offered in the community rooms of select locations on varying Saturdays in December, January, and February. Vaccinations will take place during regular branch opening hours (with a break from 1:30–2:30 PM), and will not impact other aspects of public service.
Children must be accompanied by a consenting guardian and can receive their first or second doses at Library branches; for all other information about the vaccine and what is needed, patrons should visit the New York State page on COVID-19 vaccinations for children and adolescents.
Public libraries, trusted spaces in every community, have supported the City’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, offering spaces for vaccinations and testing. With vaccinations approved for children ages 5 to 11, our libraries are once again supporting these efforts, ensuring all New Yorkers have access to the care that they need.
Participating New York Public Library branches (serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island):
- Eastchester (Bronx): December 18; January 8, 15, and 22
- Allerton (Bronx): December 18; January 8, 15, and 22
- Mariners Harbor (Staten Island): December 18; January 8, 15, and 22
- Bloomingdale (Manhattan): December 18; January 8, 15, and 22
- Castle Hill (Bronx): January 29; February 5, 12, and 19
- Andrew Heiskell (Manhattan): January 29; February 5, 12, and 19
- City Island (Bronx): January 29; February 5, 12, and 19
- St. George (Staten Island): January 29; February 5, 12, and 19