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COVID-19 Vaccinations for Eligible Students on NHS Campus (UPDATED)
UPDATED: With full federal approval of COVID vaccines for kids 12+ expected tomorrow, ACPS and the Health Department are teaming up to offer vaccinations at middle/high schools. More information at www.sbac.edu/vaccines.
During the next few weeks, high school students ages 16 and up can get free COVID vaccinations at school during the regular school day thanks to a partnership between Alachua County Public Schools and the Alachua County Health Department.
Students 16 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, which is safe and effective for teens. Students will be getting two vaccinations, spaced three to four weeks apart. Students at NHS will be able to get the vaccines on April 26th and May 17th. The schedule is also available at www.sbac.edu/vaccines.
The vaccinations are available to Digital Academy students at their high school. Digital Academy students will need to remain on site for 15 minutes following the vaccination. In keeping with our COVID protocols limiting visitors on campus, parents will not be present for the clinics.
Students ages 16 and 17 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian for each vaccination. Students 18 and older may sign their own forms. The consent form and additional information about the vaccine are attached.
Students can bring the form with them the day of their school’s clinic. However, we ask that the form be returned to the school’s front office ahead of time to help schools and the Health Department organize the clinics. Again, the consent form must be signed for a student to receive the vaccine.
An email has been sent home with the necessary forms. These forms are also available here to download and complete or you can contact the NHS front office to request a hard copy of the consent packet.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 955-6954.