Vaccine Clinics for High School Students Scheduled for Saturday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 12
Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Sonoma County students age 16 and older, as well as their families, will be offered on Saturday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 12.
The clinics are the result of a partnership between Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), Safeway, Sonoma County Department of Health Services, and Sonoma County school districts that have offered to host clinics. They were developed in response to a need identified by SCDHS to provide more opportunities for the youth of Sonoma County to be vaccinated.
“Being vaccinated is one of the best ways students can enjoy the academic and extracurricular aspects of school while protecting themselves, their families, and their friends,” said Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools.
The Saturday clinic will take place at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, from 2:00-6:00pm. The Wednesday, May 12 clinic will be hosted at Sonoma Valley High School, from 3:00-7:00pm. Full details on the clinics are listed below.
Both clinics will administer the Pfizer vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 16 and older.
“Vaccination will allow students and their families to once again enjoy activities such as graduation, vacations, traveling, and soccer and Giants games, while staying healthy and safe,” said Dr. Urmila Shende, Sonoma County Vaccine Mission Chief.
The clinics are designed to make the vaccination process as easy as possible for busy families. Students and their families can come be vaccinated together. Registrations are encouraged and will be prioritized, but walk-ons are also welcome. Individuals with photo ID are encouraged to bring them, but nobody will be turned away for lack of photo identification. Students under age 18 need parental consent. If a parent/guardian is unable to attend they can provide written consent for vaccination for their child. This form can be accessed and printed when registering online.
The clinics would not be possible without the support of Santa Rosa City Schools and Sonoma Valley Unified School District, which are hosting them at their high school gymnasiums.
“Santa Rosa City Schools prioritized making COVID vaccines available for our teachers and staff. Now that teens age 16 and older are eligible to get vaccinated, we are happy to provide a location and make this as convenient as possible for students and their families," said Diann Kitamura, superintendent of Santa Rosa City Schools.
"It is very exciting for all of our students, especially for our seniors, as they approach graduation and they will have the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Bruce Abbott, associate superintendent of business services at Sonoma Valley Unified School District.
More information and updates can be found at scoe.org/vaccines.
Clinic Details - How to Sign Up
Elsie Allen High School Gymnasium
Saturday, May 8, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sign up for an appointment
Sonoma Valley High School Gymnasium
Wednesday, May 12, 3:00-7:00pm
Sign up for an appointment
What to Know
- Anyone age 16+ is eligible
- Spanish translators will be available
- Please bring photo ID with date of birth as well as medical and prescription insurance card (if insured). However, nobody will be turned away for lack of ID
- Students under age 18 need parental consent. If a parent/guardian is unable to attend they can provide written consent for vaccination for their child. The forms are available when registering online.
- Wear a short-sleeved shirt if possible.
- Information on the vaccine and its safety is available here.