5,635 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in OCPS high schools last week

5,635 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in OCPS high schools last week


Orange County Public Schools hosted clinics last week at each of its 22 high schools, providing the COVID-19 vaccine to families with children ages 5 and older, as well as anyone else who needs a vaccine or booster shot. In total, health care providers gave 5,635 doses to students, their families and the community at these events which includes 3,969 pediatric doses for children aged 5-11.

Here is the total distribution, by date and age group:

date

Children’s dose

12+ potions

Total

Tuesday 9/21/21

1003

370

1,373

Wednesday, 10/11/21

876

333

1,209

Thursday 11/11/21 PM

778

426

1,204

Saturday 21/11/21

1,312

537

1,849

Total amount

3969

1,666

5635

OCPS High Schools will again open their doors to vaccine clinics the week after Thanksgiving, allowing those who received the first vaccine last week to return to the same location for a second time. In addition, anyone who missed their chance to get a vaccination for their child or family member can attend these events and begin the vaccination process. All brands and boosters will be available.

The following clinics are scheduled for November 30, December 1, 2, 4 and 6 with all 22 high schools once again hosting a single event during that time frame. Five high schools will also host vaccination events during the winter holidays. The full schedule It was posted on the OCPS website.

“We are thrilled to see such a high turnout, and pleasantly surprised by the robust group of adults who are getting their vaccines and/or a booster shot with their children, making it truly a family event,” says Scott Howat, Head of Communications. “OCPS will continue to partner with our community in efforts to combat the virus by opening our school buildings to vaccination clinics that families in their neighborhoods can easily access.”

Understanding that many families have questions about vaccines, OCPS produced Video “Ask the Experts”, with Dr. Vincent Hsu, Executive Director and Epidemiologist for Infection Prevention at AdventHealth, and Dr. Raul Pino, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, as well as Supervisor Barbara Jenkins, to answer questions from OCPS families with students in the 5- to 11-year age group.

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