KPS plans student vaccine clinic

The school district is hoping to get high school Sophomores and Juniors vaccinated before next fall.

Students at Kalamazoo Public Schools will not be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes next fall. But district leaders would sure like it if most of them are.

That’s why it is partnering with the Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Community Services to hold a students-only vaccine clinic on April 28.

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Currently, only students age 16 and up are eligible to be vaccinated. They will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which is the only one approved for use in people under 18.

The link to register for the clinic was shared with parents via email. The district is not sharing the link publicly in order to avoid problems like happened late last year when people who weren’t eligible signed up for appointments anyway.

Students under 18 will have to have a form signed by a parent in order to be vaccinated.

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