The central district will host vaccination clinics at GIPS

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) – The Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine is already being given to children across the country. This follows the CDC’s recommendation that it was safe to use for children aged 5 to 11.

On Monday in Grand Island, the Central District Health Department will be holding immunization clinics at three Grand Island public schools, where students ages 5 and older can be immunized. Flu shots will also be available.

Clinics will be held at Barr, Walnut and Westridge Middle Schools.

They will take place on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents who want their child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will need to complete the vaccination form provided. Forms will also be available on site. No appointment is necessary.

The CDHD recommends that eligible students choose to receive the vaccine. However, it is not compulsory to continue attending school.

GIPS said it recognized the sensitivity of this decision.

“Please know that we want our students, families and community to feel supported as we navigate the pandemic,” the district said in a statement. “We are also keen to do our part to help make the vaccine readily available to our district. “

For families considering vaccination, useful resources are available from the health service.

You can also contact the district with your questions through Let’s Talk.

If you plan to participate, please wear a mask in accordance with GIPS ‘current COVID-19 protocol.

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