12-17 year old kids are eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine now, and Cayuga County is offering incentives to help boost the vaccination rate among that population.
Starting Oct. 2, any child that gets their first dose of Pfizer will receive a $25 dollar Amazon gift card.
This is part of the #VaxtoSchool initiative and runs through Nov. 19.
Governor Kathy Hochul has expressed frustration at the low rate among children ages 12-17, and reminds parents that kids need the vaccine.
Hochul also created a series of pop-up vaccine sites throughout the state to help make access easier to parents and kids.
Right now in Cayuga County, 49.5% of kids between the ages of 12 and 15 have had at least one dose, and 44.7% are fully vaccinated.
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