Phoenix-area YMCA offers free child care while parents get vaccine | AZ Vaccine HQ

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Phoenix-area YMCA offers free child care while parents get vaccine | AZ Vaccine HQ

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Valley of the Sun YMCA hopes to be part of the nationwide effort to vaccinate people by making it comfortable. They offer to take care of your children when they receive the COVID-19 vaccination. “Sometimes we don’t have time because we have to look after the kids, so it’s a really great thing to take care of the kids while I take care of myself,” said Danelia Ocampo, a mother of three during National Action Month she may have time from President Biden to get the vaccine. “Of course I have to come here and leave my kids here and get vaccinated,” Ocampo said. More than 500 YMCAs across the country will offer care for up to four hours. (Source: 3TV / CBS 5) Four of the largest childcare providers in the country will offer parents free childcare for vaccination. “The president literally called the YMCA and said, ‘Are you going to help provide childcare for the community? And we said, ‘Of course,’ “said Jenna Cooper, vice president of community relations for the Valley of the Sun YMCA. More than 500 YMCAs across the country will offer up to four hours of care during their Amazing Children’s Center opening hours.” Single mothers, People who have multigenerational households have no way of looking after their children and getting their vaccines at the same time, “said Cooper. In 19 states, at least half of adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the CDC, 63 % of the adult population received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The YMCA is doing its part to break down at least one barrier for parents to get theirs and move the needle closer to 70%. The YMCA program is available to members and non-members. (Source: 3TV / CBS 5) “If you need a vaccine and we want to support you by taking care of your child take care of him while you attend to this really important appointment, “said Cooper that the YMCA is offering us because we can keep our children safe during the vaccination, and I think this is important to our community,” said Ocampo. The YMCA program is open to members and non-members. It is available from participating YMCAs in the Valley and opening times may vary at each location. You can find all the details on their website. The offices open again. For parents, this poses a childcare problem Copyright 2021 KPHO / KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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