COVID-19 vaccination events to be held for children ages 5 and above

Nov. 4, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is partnering with the Florida Department of Health—Duval to bring COVID-19 vaccination events to students ages 5 and above.

In a recent news release, the American Academy of Pediatrics said, “Authorization of the vaccine for younger children is an important step in keeping them healthy and providing their families with peace of mind. The vaccine will make it safe for children to visit friends and family members, celebrate holiday gatherings, and to resume the normal childhood activities that they’ve missed during the pandemic.”

Details about the upcoming event are as follows:

What: The Pfizer vaccine will be administered.

Who: Individuals age 5 and above are eligible. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive a vaccine.

When: Nov. 12 (first dose) from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Four locations:

  • First Coast High School – 590 Duval Station Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32218
  • Riverside High School – 1200 McDuff Ave S. Jacksonville, FL 32205
  • Springfield Middle School — 2034 Hubbard St. Jacksonville, FL 32206
  • Landmark Middle School — 101 Kernan Blvd N Jacksonville, FL 32225

Resources:

Parents can get a head start on preparation by downloading and completing this parent consent form. Consent forms will also be available at the event. 

“Since vaccines became available, we recognized that a vaccinated community is our best path to help keep our schools safe and open for students and families,” said Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene. “I respect the fact that vaccination is a personal decision. My goal is to provide access for those who choose vaccination.  I do encourage everyone to strongly consider vaccinating their children, and if you have any questions or hesitancy, please consult with your pediatrician or family doctor.”

The second vaccine dose will be available at these sites on Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and another consent form will need to be completed.

Families are encouraged to talk with their pediatricians or family doctors if they have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and guardians can also review more information on this American Academy of Pediatrics site. or at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.