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-MayBlanche Ely
4-MayBright Horizons
4-MayCoconut Creek and Broward Virtual
4-MayCypress Run Education Cetner
4-MayDeerfield Beach
4-MayMonarch
5-MayPompano Beach
5-MayAtlantic Technical and College Academy
5-MayCoral Glades
5-MayCoral Springs
5-MayCross Creek School
5-MayCharles Drew Family Resource Center
6-MayDave Thomas Education Center West
6-MayJP Taravella
6-MayMarjory Stoneman Douglas
6-MayNortheast
6-MayBoyd Anderson
7-MayDillard 6-12
7-MayFort Lauderdale
7-MayStranahan
7-MayWingate Oaks
7-MaySheridan Technical
7-MaySouth Plantation
10-MaySeagull Schooll
10-MayNova and College Academy
10-MayWhidden Rogers Education Center
10-MayWilliam T McFatter
10-MayHollywood Hills
10-MaySouth Broward
11-MayCharles Flanagan
11-MayCypress Bay
11-MayEverglades
11-MayThe Quest Center
11-MayWest Broward
12-MayCooper City
12-MayLauderhill 6-12
12-MayPiper
12-MayPlantation
12-MayWestern
13-MayHallandale
13-MayHenry D Perry Education Center
13-MayLanier James Education Center
13-MayMcArthur
13-MayMiramar
13-MayWhispering Pines Exceptional Education Center

 

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