COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students 12 and Up
Now that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children 12 years of age and older and the availability of the vaccine is increasing, we are pleased to be able to offer a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children aged 12+ at the Middle/High School Cafeteria on Friday, May 21st from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. The second dose will be available and administered at the same location on June 11th (times TBD).
If you would like your child (aged 12+) to participate in this COVID-19 vaccine clinic, please review and complete the attached paperwork and return it to your child’s school by Friday, May 21st. Specific vaccination times for students will be scheduled as forms are returned. ALL AREAS OF THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED. Please also include a copy of your insurance card when you return your form.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Children 12 Years Old and Up
Hosted by the Visiting Nurse Association
Date: Friday, May 21st
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: BMS/BHS Cafeteria
In order to participate, children must be 12 years of age or older on the date of the clinic and must have their consent form returned by Friday, May 21st.
Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, can get sick from COVID-19, and can spread COVID-19 to others. CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older to help protect against COVID-19. Children 12 years of age and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect your child from getting COVID-19, and also help keep your child from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19. Help protect your whole family by getting yourself and your children 12 years of age and older vaccinated against COVID-19.
Early data show that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19 to others, and we are learning more as more people get vaccinated. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Getting your child or teen vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss.
Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
Get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child as soon as you can.
- Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- The COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in adolescents.
- Your child will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot.
- Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Prepare for your child’s vaccination visit.
- Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
- Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
- Tell the doctor or nurse if your child has any allergies to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
- Comfort your child during the appointment.
- To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
- After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.
If you have any questions about participating in this vaccine clinic, please do not hesitate to contact your school nurse or principal.
Thank you for your continued support and work to help keep our community safe!