Vaccine clinics for ages 12+ to kick off Thursday

Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) has scheduled vaccination clinics at middle and high schools for students 12 and older starting Thursday.

“Students will be able to get both doses of the vaccine for free during the school day,” the ACPS website says. Students ages 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration authorized this week for the younger ages.

The vaccine is delivered in two doses, about three weeks apart. The clinics are in partnership with the Alachua County Health Department, according to the ACPS website.

The dates for high schools are as follows:

  • Buchholz High School: Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m. and Friday, June 3 at 9 a.m.
  • Eastside High School: Friday, May 21 at 9 a.m. and Friday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
  • Gainesville High School: Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m. and Thursday, June 3 at 9 a.m.
  • Hawthorne Middle/High School: Monday, May 17 at 11 a.m. and Monday, June 7 at 11 a.m.
  • Newberry High School: Monday, May 17 at 9 a.m. and Monday, June 7 at 9 a.m.
  • PAM @ Loften High School: Monday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. and Monday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Santa Fe High School: Tuesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m.

The dates for middle schools are as follows:

  • Bishop Middle School: Thursday, May 27 at 9 a.m. and Monday, June 14 at 9 a.m.
  • Ft. Clarke Middle School: Friday, May 28th at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, June 15 at 9 a.m.
  • High Springs Community School: Monday, May 24 at 9 a.m. and Monday, June 14 at 9 a.m.
  • Kanapaha Middle School: Wednesday, May 26 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, June 15 at 12 p.m.
  • Lincoln Middle School: Tuesday, May 18 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, June 8 at 9 a.m.
  • Mebane Middle School: Monday, May 24 at 9 a.m. and Friday, June 11 at 12 p.m.
  • Oak View Middle School: Friday, May 21 at 9 a.m. and Friday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
  • Westwood Middle School: Monday, May 17 at 1 p.m. and Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m.

Digital Academy students can participate at their schools, according to the ACPS website, which said parents will not be present for the clinics to limit the number of visitors on campus.

ACPS employees who work in high schools can participate on their school’s scheduled day.

Vaccine Consent Forms

Students ages 12 to 17 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian for each vaccination. Students 18 and older may sign their own forms.

These forms should be submitted to the appropriate school within 10 days of each vaccination clinic. Students can bring the form with them on the day of their school’s clinic if necessary, although the school district has asked that parents get the forms returned ahead of time to help schools and the health department organize the clinics. 

Use the links below to download the form and other information about the vaccine. You can contact your child’s school to request a hard copy of the consent packet.

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form 

Consent Form Packet – Spanish Version 

ACPS directed questions to Prescott Cowles at cowlespa@gm.sbac.edu or call (352) 955-6954.

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