WAYNE – Schools in Wayne County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to students and their families May 13-14.
Superintendent Todd Alexander encourages those interested to register.
“We want to encourage students and parents to sign up for the vaccine,” Alexander said. “We think it’s important to help prevent the spread to get as many students vaccinated as possible.”
The Pfizer vaccine will be available to students 16 and older enrolled in one of the three high schools in Wayne County. Young people aged 16 and 17 will need permission from their parents before being vaccinated, but students 18 and over will not.
Alexander said family members of students can also receive the COVID-19 vaccine through school clinics as long as they enroll.
Students can register on the Wayne County Schools website under the “Student COVID Vaccinations” tab. This tab also includes a Pfizer COVID-19 fact sheet with information about the vaccine.
Alexander said this was not the first opportunity for students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and that they were starting to see a downward trend in interested students.
Residents of West Virginia aged 16 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine statewide, Alexander said, so waning interest could be linked to parents already taking their children to be done. vaccinate.