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GCPS & Gwinnett Health Department host vaccination clinics at local schools

January 11, 2022

     Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is encouraging the community to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and take advantage of opportunities to get vaccinated. In an ongoing partnership with the Gwinnett Health Department and other health partners, GCPS continues to host vaccination clinics at high schools around the county during January and February. No appointment is necessary.

     Participants will receive the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two shots. Individuals who are eligible for a booster shot may attend a vaccine clinic to get a booster. (The CDC recommends booster shots five months after receiving your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, six months after your second dose of the Moderna vaccine, and two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson shot.)

     One of our health partners—CORE—has been approved to provide vaccinations to children ages 5-11. For other clinics, children must be 12 or older to be served. Note that children ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Interpreters will be on site.

Upcoming Clinics in January and February:

This opportunity is available to individuals who are eligible for the vaccine. Ages that will be served at each clinic are noted below

Duluth HS
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]

 

Lanier HS
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 12 and older]

 

Norcross HS
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]


Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]

 

Parkview HS
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 12 and older]

 

Shiloh HS
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]

 

South Gwinnett HS
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]

 

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
(3-6 p.m.) [ages 5 and older]

 

     For more information about COVID vaccinations, go to the health department website or contact your healthcare provider. In addition, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is working with Viral Solutions to provide vaccinations to children ages 5–11. To learn more about “no appointment COVID-19 vaccinations” for children and adults, visit the CHOA website.

     Medical experts say no single tool is going to stop the pandemic. However, we can all do our part to slow COVID-19 transmission. The best protection from COVID-19—for yourself and others—will be a combination of strategies, including getting a COVID-19 vaccine if eligible, wearing a mask, maintaining distance when you can, staying home when ill, and washing your hands often. GCPS will continue to employ these and other established mitigation efforts, including continued use of enhanced ventilation practices, our Health Response Team process, and recommended cleaning and disinfecting practices in schools and on buses.