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Columbus City Schools Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations For Kids Age 5-12

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Columbus City Schools will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines for students age 5-11 at in-school clinics in December and January.

The clinics will be held at every elementary school December 13-17th for the first dose of the COVID-19 shot, and January 3-7th for the follow up.

The district is working with Columbus Public Health and Nationwide Children's Hospital, and the vaccination clinics will be held during school hours. Students will be required to stay in an observation area for 15 minutes before being dismissed or returned to class. Parents do not have to be on hand for the clinics, but if they want to they can schedule an appointment after school hours.

Emails and phone calls have gone out to parents and guardians let them know they must complete and return a vaccine consent for by December 7th.

In In April the district organized vaccination clinics for students aged 16 and old at four high schools. In October, four clinics were set up for COVID-19 booster shots for students and staff. There are currently no plans to hold vaccination clinics for children 12-18, or parents and guardians.

More information is expected at this evenings Board of Education meeting.

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