• COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities Continue to Grow

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    A family rests after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at Faubion School. (Photo by Beth Conyers)

    As we get deeper into the 2021-22 school year, we continue to take and promote measures to keep our students, families and staff safe from COVID-19. Here is a roundup of those resources.

    New Vaccine Opportunities
    With children ages 5 to 11 now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, more opportunities are opening for them.

    • PPS continues to hold vaccine clinics at targeted schools to make sure our underserved families get an opportunity to be vaccinated. Turnout has been strong at these clinics, which are intended to serve students of the host schools and their families.
    • The Multnomah County Student Health Centers on five PPS high school campuses, as well those at four non-PPS high schools, are now offering COVID-19 vaccines for students ages 5-11. Each clinic is setting aside specific times for vaccinations. See the hours and how to schedule.
    • Multnomah County is holding regular vaccine clinics at Lloyd Center on Tuesdays from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinics are held on the second floor of the old Sears location. See more information.
    • Those looking to get vaccinated or receive a booster can use the Oregon Health Authority’s Get Vaccinated Oregon The tool also helps you find sites to receive a COVID-19 test.

    Expert Panel Offers Information
    PPS, along with the Multnomah County Health Department and Multnomah Education Service District (MESD), hosted a panel of local health professionals who shared the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11. Watch the event.

    Screening Testing Continues
    The screening testing program in PPS continues to build, and we anticipate that it will be available at all PPS schools by the first week of December. Screening testing provides early detection of COVID-19, even when individuals have no apparent COVID-19-like symptoms. 

    The project is a collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health & Science University, Multnomah County and our health partners at MESD.