PPS Will Host Vaccination Clinics at Eight Schools for Students Ages 5 to 1110/28/2021
Dear Families and Students,
Portland Public Schools will hold pediatric vaccine clinics at eight district schools in the coming weeks to help facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for students ages 5-11.
The district will work in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Medical Teams International to administer a child dosage of the Pfizer vaccine, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on October 29. The Centers for Disease Control is also expected to approve the smaller dose as early as next week.
We know schools have long served as trusted community locations to administer vaccines rapidly and efficiently. The vaccine provides yet another layer of COVID-19 mitigation to PPS students ages 5 to 11.
The clinics will be held at these schools:
- Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary
- César Chávez K-8
- Faubion PK-8
- Lent Elementary
- Rigler Elementary
- Rosa Parks Elementary
- Scott Elementary
- Sitton Elementary
To receive a vaccine, students will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots, as well as flu shots, will also be available for parents and guardians at the clinics. The clinics will be held in the afternoon and evening to make after school or after work access easier for parents. The dates and other information about the clinics will be announced soon.