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Palm Beach County Schools To Offer COVID-19 Shots To Kids 5-11

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District is making it easier for parent to vaccinate their children for COVID-19.

The District transmitted this advisory late Wednesday afternoon:

The FDA has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also approved the vaccine for this same age group.

With this authorization in place, the School District, in partnership with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, will offer the Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is one-third of the dosage formulated for individuals ages 12 and older.  

Beginning on November 4, the Health Care District Mobile Clinic will be administering the vaccines at select School District locations on a voluntary basis. 

No appointment or insurance is needed, the vaccinations will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to administering the pediatric vaccine, adult vaccines will also be available for those 12 and older who are in need of the first or second shot, or those eligible for the booster dose. 

Students, staff, parents, and guardians 18 years and older do not require a parent’s consent. However, children aged 5-17 require a signed consent from their parent or guardian, and a parent or guardian must also be present with the child at the time of the vaccination. 

Upon receiving the vaccine, information will be provided regarding when and where to receive the second dose of the Pfizer immunization. 

NOTE: The COVID-19 vaccine is NOT required for any student or staff member of the School District of Palm Beach County. The goal of this vaccination rollout is to provide convenience and accessibility to those who would like to receive the immunization.

A pediatric Pfizer vaccine information fact sheet, specifically regarding children aged 5 through 11, is located here.  

For those wishing to receive the vaccine, please complete the Health Care District of Palm Beach County Screening and Consent form and bring it to your preferred vaccination site.

This is the schedule for vaccination sites on School District property for the remainder of this week:

Thursday, November 4, 2021 

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center

3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33406

Friday, November 5, 2021

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Lincoln Elementary School

1160 Avenue N, Riviera Beach, 33404

Friday, November 5, 2021

12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

Washington Elementary School

1709 W. 30th St., Riviera Beach, 33404

Saturday, November 6, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center

3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33406

For a complete list of the vaccination sites on School District property, visit the District’s Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Sites webpage. 

Pediatric doses will also be offered by the Health Care District weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Lantana Primary Care Clinic located at 1250 Southwinds Drive, Lantana, FL 33462.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 is also available at local pharmacies and pediatrician offices. Please contact those medical professionals directly for availability and scheduling.

If you have any general medical questions about COVID-19, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Hotline (open 24/7) by phone at 866-779-6121 or by email COVID-19@flhealth.gov. You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions here.

Thank you.

 

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