In an effort to get students safely back into classrooms for in-person instruction in the incoming school year, there are clinics planned most of the week at high schools in the Dallas Independent School District.
While these vaccination clinics are meant to administer second doses, if someone wants to get their first dose at these clinics, they will be able to do so, but the second dose will be scheduled at the Parkland Hospital Vaccination Clinic or Ellis Davis Field House.
The clinics are for those 12 and older. Appointments are not required but pre-registration is requested.
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Annette Rodriguez decided to get her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on her 17th birthday. She said the decision was easy, especially when she learned she’d return to school in-person full time in the coming months. She’s one of some 130 people, many of them students, who showed up at W.W. Samuel High School for a vaccine.
"All I ever do is stay home. So with this vaccine I feel safer going out, going back to school," said Rodriguez.
The CDC still recommends masking and social distancing as key prevention strategies in all K-12 schools. DISD Healthy Services Nursing Supervisor Julie Kendrick said the turnout is good to see.
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"This is just a wonderful opportunity. Especially with the rise of the Delta variant and the concerns that parents and students are having right now," said Kendrick.
Clinics are from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the following days.
- Monday, July 19: W.W. Samuell High School
- Tuesday, July 20: Emmett J. Conrad High School
- Wednesday, July 21: David W. Carter High School
- Thursday, July 22: James Madison High School