COVID-19 Vaccines for Staff and Students
CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone ages 5 years and older, and booster shots for everyone 16 and older. Getting yourself and your children ages 5 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19 can help protect your whole family and slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community.
AGES 5-11: CDC recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about vaccines for children and teens.
AGES 12-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 12 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.
Find a vaccine in Alachua County using the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Locator.
On-Campus Vaccine Clinics
Alachua County Public Schools is working with the Alachua County Health Department and UF Health to offer COVID vaccines to eligible staff and students on school campuses and in the community.
All students 5 years of age and older will be offered the Pfizer vaccine at no cost to their families. To receive a vaccine, students must have a vaccine consent form [Spanish version] signed by a parent or guardian. The schedule for the upcoming school clinics is below.
Families can take advantage of this opportunity by:
3. Returning the completed form to your child’s school by the date of your school's clinic.
If your child cannot receive the vaccine at the school, we strongly recommend you arrange with your child’s primary care provider as soon as possible.
For more information, visit the ControlFlu Alachua County website at Controlflu.com or contact the Health Department at (352) 334-7916.
COVID-19 Booster Shots
COVID-19 boosters are being offered to eligible employees during on-campus clinics at all schools. Employees will need to bring their photo ID and vaccination card to the clinic. They will also need to bring the vaccine consent form.
Answers to commonly-asked questions about the COVID-19 boosters are available on the CDC’s website here.