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Student Vaccines and Staff Boosters
We are excited to share that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for children ages 5-11. The vaccine was authorized by the FDA and CDC after clinical trials found that low-dose shots are safe and provide strong protection for children of this age group. This means that all Minnesota residents ages 5 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
This is a turning point in the pandemic that many of us in education have been waiting for and will allow our students and families to better protect themselves and those around them.
SPPS Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5-11:
SPPS is partnering with St Paul-Ramsey County Public Health to offer vaccine clinics for students ages 5-11 at Battle Creek Elementary (60 Ruth St. S.) and Como Park Elementary (780 Wheelock Pkwy. W.).
- Como Park Elementary will have first-dose clinics on November 15, 22 and 29 from 3-6 p.m.
- Battle Creek Elementary will have first-dose clinics on November 16, 23 and 30 from 3-6 p.m.
Patients will receive a date for a second-dose vaccination during their first-dose appointment. Appointments are required. Register at ramseycounty.us/COVIDvaccine.
SPPS Vaccine Clinics for Ages 12 and Up:
Vaccines for ages 12 and up are available at the Health Start Clinic held at Gordon Parks High School (1212 W. University Ave.) on Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Booster shots are not available at this location.
In addition, the CDC considers education staff as eligible for the Pfizer or Moderna booster. Anyone who received the Johnson & Johnson shot at least two months ago is also eligible. You can find more information about boosters on the CDC website.
St Paul-Ramsey County Public Health has vaccine clinics at the following locations where booster shots are available:
- Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave.)
- Consulate of Mexico (797 E. Seventh St.)
- Oxford Community Center (270 Lexington Pkwy. N.)
- New Brighton Community Center (400 10th St. N.W., New Brighton)
Appointments are required. Register at ramseycounty.us/COVIDvaccine.
Thank you for everything you are doing to keep yourselves, our students and our community healthy.