Students ages 16-18 are being encouraged to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, with many appointments available at the county’s mass vaccination clinic.
Currently, the vaccine developed by Pfizer is approved for use among teenagers ages 16 to 18. The Vaccinate Lancaster clinic at Park City currently has vaccine appointments available for young people in this age group. SDoL superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau and Dr. Pia Fenimore, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s chief of pediatrics, urged families to consider vaccinating their teenage children in a letter on Tuesday.
Families can register at the link below to secure a vaccination appointment for themselves and their teens:
There is no charge to families for a COVID-19 vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine is not required for school attendance.
However, the sooner all of our community is vaccinated, the sooner we can return to onsite instruction for all students and enjoy activities like prom and commencement—safely,” Drs. Rau and Fenimore wrote. “We strongly encourage you to consider this choice for your family’s health.”