Concord High School to host vaccine clinic

Monitor staff
Published: 4/22/2021 4:26:03 PM

Concord High School will be hosting an optional clinic in early May for students ages 16 older to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The vaccinations will take place May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CHS gymnasium, where six Capital Region Health Network employees will be administering the Pfizer vaccine, according to Principal Michael Reardon, who announced the event to parents via an email and video announcement Tuesday. There will be a follow-up clinic May 25 for students to receive the second dose.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who are interested in getting your kids vaccinated,” Reardon said in the video message. “We can address the vaccination needs of quite a few kids, if you are interested in getting that done.”

The clinic is only open for CHS students ages 16 and above, and students can only be vaccinated with permission from their parents or guardians. The vaccine is not required. Parents have been asked to fill out NH Department of Health and Human Services consent forms and send them in to school nurses if they want their teens to be vaccinated.

Like state vaccination clinics, there will be a 15-minute observation period where students will be monitored for any adverse side effects after getting the shot.

“At this point it feels like pretty straightforward. Our teachers have been doing it, I did it, everybody’s been getting their shots,” Reardon said. “It’s going to make a big difference, especially as we go into next fall.”

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