United Federation of Teachers, United Community Schools, NYC Mayor’s Office, MetroPlusHealth, United Way of New York City, and other community partners have joined forces to stage a FREE COVID-19 vaccination event to encourage Bronx teens to protect themselves against the virus as the school year comes to a close. The event, offering the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to kids 12+ and families, will take place at Bronx Writing Academy, 270 East 167th Street, Bronx, Friday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The follow-up second dose will be offered Friday, June 25, at the same venue.

The kid-friendly event, which is open to residents of all Boroughs, will feature a DJ, photo booth, gaming stations, prize raffles, and an ice cream station. Parents are urged to RSVP on behalf of their children at www.uft.org/BWAvax or to call 1-855-809-4073 for more information or for assistance registering for the event. NYC residents 18-21 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated can RSVP to attend the event as well.