Middle and high school vaccine clinics planned for May 14 & 17
In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommending the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for youth ages 12-15, the City and Borough of Juneau, Juneau Public Health Center, and Bartlett Regional Hospital are planning vaccine clinics for all youth ages 12-18 on Friday, May 14 and Monday, May 17. Families can sign up to have their child vaccinated at a pending clinic now at the links below or call 586-6000. For planning purposes, please register by this Wednesday, May 12:
- Friday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Thunder Mountain High School (Register here)
- Friday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé (Register here)
- Monday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School (Register here)
- Monday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School (Register here)
Again, any child in Juneau age 12 to 18 – the child does not have to be enrolled in the Juneau School District – is welcome to get a vaccine at these clinics and may attend whichever one is most convenient. A parent or caregiver accompanying their child is also welcome to sign up for a free vaccination. Nurses and pediatricians will be at the clinics administering vaccinations. Capital City Fire/Rescue will help monitor students after their shot for any potential reactions.
Youth ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at the clinic. If a parent or caregiver is not able to be at the clinic, a parent permission form (find here) and pre-vaccination screening form (find here) are required to be printed, completed, and sent to school with the child. The permission form provides signed parental consent for the vaccine and the screening form provides vaccinators with important information on the day of the clinic.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today extended the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine to children 12 to 15. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is set to meet Wednesday to discuss whether to recommend the vaccine to that age group. The clinics are pending CDC adopting the committee’s recommendation.