Following in the footsteps of such music mega-stars as Mariah Carey and Britney Spears, some 7,000 teenage students in Canyons District may soon have the opportunity to get the COVID-19-fighting jab at school and during school hours.
Thanks to a partnership with the Salt Lake County Health Department, COVID-19 student vaccination clinics are being planned at Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Diamond Ridge, Jordan, and Hillcrest high schools.
The number of doses provided to Canyons District high schools will depend on the results of a survey sent to parents and guardians of students 16 years and older.
The survey, sent on Monday, April 19, 2021, gauges interest of parents in reserving doses of the vaccine at an upcoming CSD COVID-19 Student Vaccination Clinic.
Depending on the availability of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, the clinics could be held as soon as this week.
Parents will be notified as soon as plans for the clinics are formalized.
Participation in the vaccination effort is entirely voluntary. Parents and guardians with questions about the vaccine are encouraged to consult with their medical providers.
The survey, which needs to be completed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, was sent to the email address that was provided to CSD during the online-registration process. Only one survey was sent per age-appropriate student. The parent or guardian listed as the No. 1 contact for the student received the link to the online survey.
A response to the survey should not be considered parent approval, which would be required in order for the 16- and 17-year-old students to receive the vaccine at the school.
Vaccinations will not be given to students without the official consent of their parents or guardians
An official consent form will be sent to those who indicate in this survey that they wish their child to participate.
Additional information will be provided at a later about the second dose, which would be administered in approximately three weeks.
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