By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City is rolling out new steps to get students vaccinated.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city is starting a pilot program to deploy mobile, pop-up vaccination sites inside public schools.

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Students age 12-17 are eligible, with parental consent.

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The program starts Friday with four schools in the Bronx. It will expand to schools across all five boroughs in the coming weeks.

Students will receive the Pfizer vaccine.

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The mayor’s office says more than 118,000 New York City children between ages 12-18 have already received the vaccine.

CBSNewYork Team