Some Utah School Districts Offer Immunization Clinics During Fall Enrollment

People receive vaccines at the Canyons School District Final COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Other Utah school districts are offering vaccination clinics this fall. (Annie Barker, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Some Utah school districts will have vaccination clinics this week in their high schools so students and families can get vaccinated against COVID-19 while they register for the next school year .

The photos will be made available to parents and their teens as they bring certain forms to the school to finalize the registration.

Ogden School District communications director Jer Bates said it was something free and easy to do.

Bates said some families in Ogden have asked about where to go or how to sign up for a dose of COVID for their preteen or teenager. These school clinics make it much more convenient.

“It’s something that is already on our families’ calendars, and it makes sense to provide both of these opportunities at the same time.”

Ogden School District Immunization Clinics

The Ogden School District said any parent or student aged 12 or older can receive the free COVID-19 vaccine. They will have pop-up clinics at:

Ben Lomond High School
August 3-4, 9 am-2:30pm

Highland High School
August 3-5, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Mound Fort High School
August 3, 9 am-3pm; August 4, 4 pm-7pm

Ogden High School
August 3-5, 9 am-12pm

Salt Lake City School District Immunization Clinic

Salt Lake City school district officials said they are also offering free COVID-19 vaccines as well as other school vaccines in their schools.

The Salt Lake City District has held three back-to-school immunization clinics over the summer for students entering kindergarten or seventh grade who need other mandatory vaccines to attend school. The first two were held in June and July, and the last was on Tuesday at Northwest Middle School. At this event, the Salt Lake County Department of Health offered COVID-19 injections to students, parents and the community.

School districts offered clinics on their campuses in the spring. But that was for those 16 and over, and now anyone 12 and over can get the Pfizer vaccine.

Pfizer needs two doses for full effectiveness, so students who get the first dose this week will have to come back in three weeks for the second dose. School starts in mid-August.

“Students have the reassurance that they are protected not only against capture but also against the spread of COVID-19. And they also have this added reassurance of reducing their chances of having to miss school due to exposure. , infection or quarantine, ”Bates said.

Bates said they respect everyone’s right to choose, but want to educate people about the benefits and protections of immunization.

“The more we can educate our families and our students, the more we think people will choose to either get vaccinated or wear a face mask at school,” he said.

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 coronaviruses are transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that resembles the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and people with weakened immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this case, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay home instead of going to the movies, sporting events, or other activities).
  • Get the flu shot.
  • To get vaccinated.

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