Schenectady School District requires all students athletes get COVID shot

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SCHENECTADY – All student athletes in the Schenectady City School District will need to be vaccinated against COVID.

The district approved a vaccine mandate on Wednesday night. It goes into effect immediately.

If the athlete gets the Moderna vaccine, they need their first shot by Oct. 17. If they choose to get the Pfizer vaccine, they’ll need the first shot by Oct. 24. Everyone will need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 14.

The Pfizer vaccine is available to everyone age 12 and older. The Moderna vaccine is currently only available to people over age 18.