Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes Tuesday’s vaccine distribution to kids 5 - 11 will be smoother following distribution problems the prior day.

Success Academy Upper West in Manhattan saw problems including delays in vaccine arrival, long lines, and, in some cases, parents who were turned away. 

Some parents waited up to six hours for their children to get vaccinated. The city-run site at the school eventually turned away some of the parents when the mobile vaccination site went to another location.

A group of parents from Success Academy said they were sent across the street to P.S. 9, where another clinic was being held by the city. Parents and their children at P.S. 9 waited up to two hours for a vaccine.

Tuesday marks the second day the city is bringing COVID vaccinations to roughly 200 public schools each day until it gets through all schools with 5- to 11-year-olds.

“I think it’s going well so far today,” de Blasio said.

The mayor painted a positive picture of the vaccine effort at schools during his daily briefing Tuesday, saying his team has added personnel and two dozen mobile vaccination units to backup schools where demand outpaced supply.

“We do have the capacity to meet it. We just have to match and that’s what we’re doing this morning,” de Blasio said.

Approximately 4,500 doses were given at school sites Monday. Including at city vaccination locations, the city has vaccinated a total of 24,000 5- to 11-year-olds since city-sites opened to them last week

In addition to too much demand at some locations, others had too little. And some parents were hesitant to get their kids a shot.

At P.S. 110 in the Bronx, there were no lines at times and no waiting.

The mayor is offering incentives to get the vaccine. There’s $100 he giving away to the kids. He’s also giving parents who are city workers four hours of paid sick leave per shot, per child.