Valley Stream, New York 2021-05-04 21:34:40 –
Greenwood, South Carolina (WSPA) – The Upstate School District will soon provide COVID-19 vaccine to students over the age of 16 with parents and staff. Greenwood School District 50 is the first school district in our area to announce such a plan.
A building for learning, studying, and now vaccination.
“I think we’re the first one in Upstate,” said Jonathan Graves of Greenwood School District 50.
Johnathan Graves of Greenwood School District 50 told 7 News, like most schools. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have had to face many obstacles. But they want to end this year powerfully. This is especially true if you are getting a student who is eligible to be vaccinated with COVID-19.
“We are trying to find out if we can vaccinate as many people as possible, including students,” Graves told us.
The district requires students to get permission before taking a shot at one of the clinics.
It’s all tied to the impetus for getting vaccines when possible from state health leaders.
Tammy Brady supports the mission of Upstate Mama. One of her teens is already fully vaccinated. The other is on the way.
“The older one actually got the second one today, and the younger one actually got the second one tomorrow,” said Tammy Brady.
She believes that having options in a school environment makes it even easier to get shots.
“I think it will be easy for many people to access because many places haven’t booked or weren’t running correctly online,” Brady explains.
For District 50 of Greenwood, the first clinic will start on Wednesday. They want it to be the beginning of a more normal school year in the fall.
“In a sense, we hope to begin the process of returning to normal when we move from 2021 to 2022,” Graves said.
You can find additional information about registration here along with the time and place of the clinic:
“Last week we announced a partnership with Self Regional Healthcare to introduce the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in two high schools. Students, parents and district 50 employees aged 16 and over will be on EHS on May 5th. So I am eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine at GHS on Thursday, May 6th. Both vaccination clinics are open from 12pm to 5pm
Parental consent is required to vaccinate in high school. The second dose of this vaccine will be given by Self-Regional Healthcare on Friday, May 28, at Emerald High (8 am to 12 pm) and Greenwood High (1 pm to 5 pm).
To register for the vaccine online, click on the appropriate link below. If you are unable to fill out the online form, please visit Emerald or Greenwood High and fill out a paper copy.
Employees or parents in District 50 attending the clinic are advised to visit the clinic between 3 pm and 5 pm to be vaccinated. “
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