***MORE EXCITING NEWS ON THE COVID-19 VACCINATION FRONT***

Barbara Noach

***MORE EXCITING NEWS REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY***

It was announced this afternoon that the FDA has approved Pfizer and BioNTech's request to allow their COVID-19 vaccine to be given to kids ages 12 to 15 on an emergency use basis. This brings us and our kids one step closer to getting back to something closer to normal sooner rather than later. It was also reported that approval by the FDA for kids under 12 could come in the second half of this year. 

Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment as they become available at ny.gov/GetVaccinated or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). 

While it is obviously up each family whether or not to take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated, we encourage our swimmers and their families to get vaccinated if they are eligible. The more people that get vaccinated, the closer we get to ending this horrible pandemic.