Broward County schools to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine to students 16 and older

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida school district is encouraging eligible students to get vaccinated by bringing the COVID-19 shots to their campuses.

Starting Tuesday, the Broward County School District will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its high school campuses over an eight-day span, the South Florida SunSentinel reported.

The vaccine will be administered by the county’s health department on a walk-up basis, officials said.

Students 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and it will also be offered to school staff, faculty and parents, the newspaper reported.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive the vaccine.

“I think the health department is looking for unique ways to get the whole community vaccinated, so this is just another way that they can ensure that everyone has access to it,” Broward Schools Chief Portfolio Services Officer John Sullivan said. “So we’re very happy to partner with them to make it available to our school community.”

The health department will return in three weeks for the second shots.

In Orlando, some 1,500 students and their families turned out to receive their vaccines at three area high schools Wednesday through Saturday, WKMG reported.

The Orange County Public School district said officials will return in three weeks for the second round.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced last week that mobile sites will be popping up around the area as officials move toward more community-driven vaccine events.

The full schedule for the schools and when the vaccines will be available can be viewed below:

4-May Blanche Ely
4-May Bright Horizons
4-May Coconut Creek and Broward Virtual
4-May Cypress Run Education Cetner
4-May Deerfield Beach
4-May Monarch
5-May Pompano Beach
5-May Atlantic Technical and College Academy
5-May Coral Glades
5-May Coral Springs
5-May Cross Creek School
5-May Charles Drew Family Resource Center
6-May Dave Thomas Education Center West
6-May JP Taravella
6-May Marjory Stoneman Douglas
6-May Northeast
6-May Boyd Anderson
7-May Dillard 6-12
7-May Fort Lauderdale
7-May Stranahan
7-May Wingate Oaks
7-May Sheridan Technical
7-May South Plantation
10-May Seagull Schooll
10-May Nova and College Academy
10-May Whidden Rogers Education Center
10-May William T McFatter
10-May Hollywood Hills
10-May South Broward
11-May Charles Flanagan
11-May Cypress Bay
11-May Everglades
11-May The Quest Center
11-May West Broward
12-May Cooper City
12-May Lauderhill 6-12
12-May Piper
12-May Plantation
12-May Western
13-May Hallandale
13-May Henry D Perry Education Center
13-May Lanier James Education Center
13-May McArthur
13-May Miramar
13-May Whispering Pines Exceptional Education Center

 

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