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Pasco schools, health department will offer vaccines to children 12 and older

The sites will open once in June and again three weeks later for the booster.
Syringes filled with doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are administered last week in Washington state. Pasco County schools are offering doses of the Pfizer vaccine to kids 12 and older this summer at six high schools.
Syringes filled with doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are administered last week in Washington state. Pasco County schools are offering doses of the Pfizer vaccine to kids 12 and older this summer at six high schools. [ ELAINE THOMPSON | AP ]
Published Jun. 8
Updated Jun. 8

Pasco County parents seeking to get their children ages 12 and up vaccinated against the coronavirus soon will be able to turn to some local schools for the service.

The school district joined with the health department to provide the free inoculations at six schools across the county, all offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Each site will set up two dates, one for the initial shot and a second one for the booster.

Eligible family members also will be able to get the vaccinations. Appointments are required, and can be made on the district website (pasco.k12.fl.us/events/summer_vaccination_2021).

The times and locations for the clinics are:

June 21 and July 12:

• J. W. Mitchell High cafeteria, from 8 a.m. to noon.

• Anclote High media center, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

June 22 and July 13:

• Sunlake High classrooms in new building, from 8 a.m. to noon.

• Fivay High cafeteria, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

June 23 and July 14:

• Pasco High cafeteria, from 8 a.m. to noon.

• Wiregrass Ranch High commons area, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.