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Vaccination rate of young children fuels worry of post-Thanksgiving spike

Vaccination rate of young children fuels worry of post-Thanksgiving spike
Only 1 in 10 Long Island children ages 5 to 11 have received their first COVID-19 shot, adding to worries by educators and medical experts that the Thanksgiving holiday will bring a spike in cases. Ch

i pShare Tweet Email Only 1 in 10 Long Island children ages 5 to 11 have received their first COVID-19 shot, adding to worries by educators and medical experts that the Thanksgiving holiday will bring a spike in cases.2, but only 23,435 of the 230,531 in that age group on Long Island — or 10.What to know Only 1 in 10 Long Island children ages 5 to 11 have received at least one COVID-19 shot, state figures show.Long Island educators and medical experts worry — if not expect — a bump in cases following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Long Island educators are holding their breath, and some have sent out missives to parents reminding them of ways to stay virus-safe over the holiday.Many Long Island students are off Thursday and Friday of this week, coming back into the buildings on Monday.

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