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Update 6.3.21: DOH-Polk Partners with Polk County Public Schools to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Students, Employees and Families The Florida Department of Health in Polk County is partnering with Polk County Public Schools to make COVID-19 vaccines available at no cost to all PCPS students, employees, and their families.
Pop-up vaccination clinics will be held at two local high schools to administer the first vaccine dose:
Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at George Jenkins High (6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland)
Saturday, June 19, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Ridge Community High (500 Orchid Drive, Davenport) (Information about follow-up doses is detailed below.)
There is no requirement for students, employees, or their families to be vaccinated. It is entirely voluntary. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ups are welcome. However, if individuals wish to make an appointment or have questions, they may contact DOH-Polk's Information Center at (863) 519-7911.
Those eligible to receive the vaccine are individuals age 12 and up. Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of the vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine will be available to those ages 12 and up. The Pfizer vaccine is a two-series shot, meaning two doses are required to become fully vaccinated. The Moderna vaccine (two-shot series) and Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one-shot series) will also be available to those 18 and older. Individuals who receive either the Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine will need to receive a second dose.
Pfizer Vaccine Follow-up Dose: Those who received their first dose of Pfizer on June 5 at George Jenkins High will be scheduled to return to the high school on June 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for their second dose of Pfizer. Those who received their first dose of Pfizer on June 19 at Ridge Community High will be scheduled to return to the high school on July 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the second dose of Pfizer. Individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine and cannot return on those specific days will be given additional options on when and where to get their second dose of Pfizer.
Moderna Vaccine Follow-up Dose: Those who received their first dose of Moderna on June 5 at George Jenkins High or on June 19 at Ridge Community High will be given instructions and options on when and where to get their second dose of Moderna.
If you have any questions, please contact DOH-Polk's Information Center at (863) 519-7911.
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