April 13, 2021
Dear District 113 Community,
As announced at last night’s Board meeting, District 113 will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for District 113 students ages 16 and older using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the only vaccine with Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for those ages 16 and older.In February, District 113 worked with seven school districts in our area and partnered with Walgreens to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for school district employees. Of those seven districts, three have high schools. District 113 is proud to work with North Chicago CUSD 187, Zion-Benton Township High School District 126, and Waukegan CUSD #60 and partner with Passport Health to host a vaccination clinic in each high school for our respective students.To prepare for this event, we need to make you aware of the timeline and some important details.
- The vaccine is free.
- Supply remains limited, availability of vaccine is contingent upon allocation from the Lake County Health Department.
- The Lake County Health Department requires that a parent/guardian be present for vaccine appointments for students ages 16-17.
- Students ages 18 and older can provide consent and do not need a parent/guardian present.
- Students who plan on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine should not receive other vaccines 14 days prior to or until 14 days after administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. See the CDC’s Preparing for Your Vaccine for guidance.
Below are the dates and times we were able to secure with Passport Health for the District 113 vaccine clinic. Please watch your email later this week when we will send out more detailed information and a link to schedule an appointment to those who are eligible. You will have one of two options.** Tuesday schedule moves to Monday - May 24 is synchronous and in-personWe recognize that scheduling conflicts abound this time of year because May is always a busy month in high schools. The dates and times of the District 113 clinic are based on the Lake County Health Department’s access to vaccine supply and the availability of staff from Passport Health to administer it. As is always the case, our first priority is student and staff safety, and we are opening this clinic as soon as we possibly can in an effort to provide our students with access to the vaccine and the protection it provides.We are grateful for our collaboration with partner school districts, Lake County Health Department, and Passport Health for this opportunity to contribute to public health, a more enjoyable summer for our students, a better start to next school year, and to sending our seniors off to college and other post-secondary pursuits already vaccinated.
Bruce Law, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools