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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Region’s Superintendents Advocate for New State Guidance to Fully Reopen Schools

Region’s Superintendents Advocate for New State Guidance to Fully Reopen Schools

Superintendent Jeff Simons is one of 92 school superintendents from the region to sign a letter on Tuesday advocating for further changes in school opening guidance that would result in a full reopening by the start of the next school year in September. The joint letter was sent to New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty Rosa, county health departments and members of the New York State Assembly and Senate.