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New York Announces ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ COVID-19 Vaccine Boost Program

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for 5- to 11-year-olds.

“Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate” gives the parents and guardians of 5- to 11-year-olds who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by December 19 the opportunity to participate and a chance for their child to receive a full scholarship to anyone. two- or four-year SUNY or CUNY college or university. 50 scholarships will be awarded over a five-week period, with 10 announced each week from November 24.

Finally, there’s the COVID-19 vaccine for young New Yorkers ages 5 to 11. Our critical work to make the vaccine accessible and available to all eligible children and their families is underway — and we’ll be helping those who support and celebrate being vaccinated in a creative way. The “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduation” program is an extraordinary opportunity for children to win free tuition for a SUNY or CUNY college or university, and I urge parents and guardians to help their children get vaccinated and share to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime program.

– Governor Hochul

The winners will receive the following:

  • Tuition: The full cost of in-state tuition at a New York State or City University.
  • Non-Tuition: Room and board and fees for books, supplies, and transportation to the average cost at SUNY colleges.
  • Residence: Students living on campus receive higher room and board than commuter students. If there is no housing for students on campus, they will receive the same compensation as students living on campus.

Parents and guardians can enter their eligible children here or call 1-833-697-4829 to submit a listing over the phone. The official rules can be found here.

New Yorkers wishing to make vaccine appointments for children ages 5 to 11 are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician, primary care physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), national health centers, or pharmacies before administering any vaccines. the vaccine for this age group,” a release says.


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