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Pasco Schools and Department of Health Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccinations for Student 12 Years and Older

This post was published on 06/08/2021.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (June 8, 2021) – The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is teaming up with Pasco County Schools and Health Hero to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to Pasco County students age 12 and older. Free vaccinations also will be made available to children’s eligible family members. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to receive the vaccine.

Students who are fully vaccinated may be able to avoid being quarantined and excluded from the classroom due to exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that if a fully vaccinated individual has been around someone who has COVID-19, they are not required to stay away from others or get tested unless they have symptoms.

The Pfizer vaccine will be available at several school locations around the county on June 21, 22, and 23. See the list below. Appointments are required to ensure a smooth and efficient experience.

Parents are urged to fill out the online registration form available from the school district website (pasco.k12.fl.us) and select from the available dates, times, and locations. You must complete an individual registration form for your student AND every additional family member. The Pfizer vaccine is administered via two separate doses that must occur three weeks apart. When you make a reservation, you need to plan and ensure your availability for both dates and times in order to receive both doses of the Pfizer vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated.

The list below of dates, times, and locations includes the dates for both the first and second doses.

June 21 and July 12

  • J. W. Mitchell High School cafeteria, from 8 a.m. to noon. Enter the school from Photonics Drive and park in the first parking lot on the right.
  • Anclote High School media center, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Park in the student parking lot.

June 22 and July 13

  • Sunlake High School classrooms in new building, from 8 a.m. to noon. Parking in the student parking area.
  • Fivay High School cafeteria, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Park in the lot on Chicago Avenue.

June 23 and July 14

  • Pasco High School cafeteria, from 8 a.m. to noon. From SR 52, pull in after tennis courts and park in staff or gym parking lot.
  • Wiregrass Ranch High School commons area, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Park in faculty parking lot and take sidewalk between Building 300 and main office.

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