Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is expanding its voluntary COVID-19 vaccination program to include all children ages 5-11. M-DCPS is partnering with Miami-Dade County, The Children’s Trust, Florida Department of Health (FDOH), University of Miami Health System (UHealth) Pediatric Mobile Clinic, Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) and Community Health of South Florida (CHI) to offer the vaccine at dozens of schools throughout the District.
To be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, students MUST be at least five years old on the day they are receiving it. They must also have a completed COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form, which will be available at the sites. Walk-ups are welcome.
Through partnerships with FDOH, JTCHC and CHI, the COVID-19 pediatric vaccine will also be offered to students at select school sites. Eligible students will be contacted by their school. Parents of students receiving the vaccine at their select schools do not need to be present, but they must complete and return the vaccine screening and consent to their child’s school.
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