214 partners with Passport Health to offer vaccine to students 16 or older
High School District 214 has identified a partner, Passport Health, that is able to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to students 16 years of age or older who would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine on-site at a District 214 facility.
In order to gauge the interest in student vaccinations, District 214 is asking parents or eligible students to complete an interest form by the end of the day on Friday, April 30.
Based on parent and student interest, 214 will then schedule clinics at three of its six comprehensive high schools and provide transportation to students from the other schools who are interested in receiving the vaccine. This will entail establishing two vaccination dates for the first dose in May and two additional vaccination dates in June for the second dose. District anticipates hosting clinics on the following dates: May 18 (dose 1)/June 15 (dose 2), May 19 (dose 1)/June 16 (dose 2) and May 20 (dose 1)/June 17 (dose 2). The locations will be determined after the survey results are collected.
Once locations have been established, District 214 will provide parent authorization forms, scheduling and other logistical information.
District 214 is also working with other partners to identify opportunities for vaccinations and will add opportunities based on the interest of students and their families.
Illinois residents 16 or older have been eligible for vaccination since April 12, as announced by Governor JB Pritzker in late March.