May 6, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,In anticipation of Pfizer-BioNTech receiving Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 next week, we have scheduled a vaccine clinic in partnership with Walgreens to vaccinate persons ages 12 and older. As we did with staff, we are working with other school districts in our region to offer vaccines, including the elementary districts that send students to District 113.Pending FDA approval, the first dose will be administered on Sunday, May 16 and the second dose will be administered on Sunday, June 6. The clinics will be held at Deerfield High School. After the link is provided tomorrow, anyone needing a second dose will be able to register, anyone eligible for a vaccine will be able to register.Tomorrow at 10:00 AM, we will send out an email from email@example.com with the links to schedule both appointments.We appreciate your continued support as we continue to adapt to changing circumstances in an effort to prioritize the safety of our students, staff and community and to take another step to getting back to school as it should be.Bruce Law, Ed.D.Superintendent of SchoolsImportant Information
- There is no cost to receive the vaccine.
- FDA EUA approval is anticipated and therefore availability of vaccine is contingent upon FDA authorization.
- Children receiving the vaccine must be age 12 on or before May 16.
- The Lake County Health Department and Walgreens require that a parent/guardian be present for vaccine appointments for children ages 12-17.
- Adults ages 18 and older can provide consent and do not need a parent/guardian present.
- Vaccine recipients should bring an insurance card if you have insurance and a government-issued photo ID. For minors, the parent/guardian should bring the insurance card and government-issued photo ID.
- If the vaccine recipient is receiving only the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on either date, you must bring your CDC vaccine card to your appointment.
- The Walgreens consent form is required for each vaccine recipient at each appointment and it must be printed on one sheet of paper, double-sided. To make your appointment go as quickly as possible, the form is attached here so that you can bring a completed, double-sided form with you. If you do not have a printer or cannot print double-sided, forms will be available onsite. (Form in Spanish)
- All health and safety guidelines will be in place; face coverings are required.
- Please review the CDC’s Preparing for Your Vaccine for guidance ahead of your vaccine appointment.