On Friday, April 30, Pfizer COVID vaccine clinics will be held at Colonel Richardson High School and North Caroline High School for students 16 years of age and older. Pre-registration is required, using the online Vaccine Clinic Registration. Parents do not have to be present; however, a consent form for 16 and 17 year olds is required. Students will be advised of an appointment time prior to Friday.
Clinics are being conducted through a partnership between Caroline County Public Schools, Choptank Community Health’s School Based Health Centers, the Caroline Health Department, and the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Students will be given information about their second dose during their appointment.
Interim Superintendent Derek Simmons stated, “We’re happy to partner with our health care community to provide an on-campus opportunity for students 16 and older to be vaccinated, especially those graduating in a few short weeks.” In addition, Dr. Simmons added, “The University System of Maryland has announced that in order for students to attend in-person in the fall, they must be vaccinated, and many other schools will no doubt follow their lead. Given that, providing students a convenient vaccine clinic at this time has become even more important.”
Consent Form Information
- Students ages 16 and 17 years old must have the written consent of their parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.
- Consent forms may be obtained from the school’s front office or health room, or on the CCPS website (English Consent Form; Spanish Consent Form, and Haitian Creole Consent Form).
- Forms should be turned into the school nurse no later than Tuesday, April 27.
Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet:
For more information, please contact the school nurse.