See How Erie County Is Helping To Get Teens Vaccinated
Now that teenagers 16-years and up can be vaccinated there is a big push to actually get the shots in the arms, like anything new there has been some reservation from some parents, even I was concerned about possible side effects. Now that at least 30% of 16 and 17-year-olds have at least one dose, I feel that the confidence level is rising in parents to have it done.
Here Is One Idea From Erie County
Since bringing the vaccines into the schools would not be feasible because there would not be enough storage space. One thought would be to get the school bus transportation to take busloads of students to the vaccination site, this would require parental permission.
It's possible to have a clinic happen in a place where the vaccine can't be stored, but there has to be a lot of advanced planning that has to go into that to ensure that you get the people there because once you start to thaw that vaccine your clock is ticking, and you have to use it before it goes bad.
said, Dr.Rachel Kaufmann with Buffalo Pediatrics and Associates
According to WKBW healthcare professionals believe that getting children vaccinated is a critical part of reaching herd immunity and popup clinics can help get that done. In my opinion, teens getting vaccinated is another step in getting closer to fully re-opening and getting Western New York back to normal. I have a few high school proms coming up and it would be nice to see students dancing and enjoying themselves.