Central District to host vaccine clinics at GIPS

The Central District Health Department is partnering with GIPS to put on vaccine clinics.
The Central District Health Department is partnering with GIPS to put on vaccine clinics.(Diamond Nunnally, KSNB)
Published: Nov. 5, 2021 at 4:02 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is already being administered to children across the country. This following the recommendation from the CDC that it was safe to use for kids ages 5 to 11.

Coming up Monday in Grand Island, the Central District Health Department will host vaccine clinics at three Grand Island Public Schools, where students 5 and up can be vaccinated. Flu shots will also be on hand.

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

They will be held Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents who would like their child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will need to fill out the provided vaccine form. Forms will also be available onsite. No appointment is needed.

The CDHD recommends that eligible students opt to receive the vaccine. However, it is not mandated in order to continue attending school.

GIPS said they recognize the sensitivity of this decision.

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

For families considering the vaccine, there are helpful resources available from the health department.

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

If you plan to participate, please wear a mask as is consistent with GIPS’s current COVID-19 Protocol.

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