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Monroe County opening vaccine clinics for kids 5-11



Monroe County, New York – Hundreds of parents are taking their kids to clinics across Monroe County to get the shot since children from 5 to 11-years-old can be vaccinated now against COVID-19.

One of the first kids getting vaccinated at a site in Pittsford was Vivian Center. The shot gives her mom, Jen Center.

“It is one of those things as parents that there’s still some unknown and uncertainty, but we trust medical professionals and want to keep ourselves safe,” Center said.

Parents in Monroe County can stop now at one of three vaccine pop-ups open on the weekends. At each of them, almost 200 appointments were available, but they quickly filled up.

According to Center, she found a slot pretty easily.

“We coordinated that with our pediatrician,” Center explained. “They did what they needed to get us signed up.”

Doctors at the vaccine site made sure to make the experience enjoyable for the kids.

“Viv was a little nervous when we first went in,” said Center about her daughter’s experience getting the vaccine. “But we got in and everyone treated her appropriately. It’s easy and she did great.”

The clinics run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Greece (112 Greece Ridge Center Drive), in Pittsford in the old Stein Mart location (3349 Monroe Avenue), and in Rochester at the MCC Downtown Campus and Edgerton R-Center. They run every Saturday and Sunday.