New York City to Begin Vaccine Mandate for Children

**New York City to Begin Vaccine Mandate for Children**.

New York City will begin requiring all children ages 5 to 11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend public schools, Mayor Eric Adams and Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan announced on Wednesday. The mandate will take effect on December 14, 2023..

The decision was made after careful consideration of the latest scientific evidence and in consultation with public health experts, according to the mayor’s office. The mandate is intended to protect children from the virus and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools and the wider community..


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