Good Question: What about kids for vaccinated venues?

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— New rules, updated guidance, vaccinated and unvaccinated sections–it can be hard to keep track of all the changes for venues bringing back fans this summer.

That’s why News10NBC’s Brennan Somers hearing from parents looking for answers.

Derek and his wife are among those reaching out. He says they are taking their boys to their first concert. They are looking to see Lynyrd Skynyrd at CMAC in Canandaigua in August.

Every concert, at this point for the venue, will be fully vaccinated fans.

Derek asked: Since this is a fully vaccinated show, wife and I are vaccinated. My 14-year-old gets his second dose this Saturday, June 12, but my 9-year-old can’t get the vaccination, at least not yet. Does that mean no show for my little guy

There is some good news for Derek and other families in that same spot. Shows are for vaccinated fans with exceptions for young kids.

Children under 12, not eligible for any vaccine yet, can attend with a vaccinated adult but they have to wear a mask.

Kids 12 and up must have the vaccine and show proof like adults. Those are choices every venue has to make. Friends of CMAC President Ginny Clark says she understands concerns for those who don’t want or have the vaccine but this is how they want to handle it.

“CMAC made the choice to move forward in a responsible way that allows the majority of our patrons, box seat holders, and sponsors to come back and feel safe in that environment,” Clark told News10NBC.

Other places like the Kodak Center in Rochester have similar rules for kids.

If you have tickets for shows at CMAC and don’t plan on getting vaccinated you can ask for refunds through the original place you bought tickets.


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