By Carol Tannenhauser
New York City School District 3, including the Upper West Side and part of Harlem, has the second highest vaccination rate in the city, with 77% of its students receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, Chalkbeat reported, based on data the education department released Friday.
Edging us out for first was District 2, covering much of lower Manhattan, some of Chinatown, and the Upper East Side, with 80% of its students receiving at least one dose.
Both districts are well above citywide rates. “In total, 59% of the city’s public school students have received at least one vaccine dose and nearly 52% are considered fully vaccinated,” Chalkbeat reported.
Disparities between individual schools are great, the data shows. “Out of the city’s nearly 1,600 district schools, the share of students who have been vaccinated with at least one dose ranges from from just 12% to 94%.”
Within District 3, there are also significant disparities. For instance, at PS 87 on W. 78th Street, 86% of students have received at least one dose of the vaccine, versus 45% of students at PS 145 on W. 105th Street. At PS 199 on W. 70th Street, 84% have received one dose, versus 54% at PS 165 on W. 109th Street.
Chalkbeat has provided a tool for checking your school’s vaccination rate. It can be found at the end of the Chalkbeat article.