Children from Santa Cruz Co. may receive COVID-19 vaccine next week

In Santa Cruz County, children ages 5 to 11 may be able to get their first dose of Pfizer by next Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health must give their approval, but the County Office of Education and others are already making plans to put guns in arms by next week. The County Office of Education plans to send five mobile vans out to different school locations and establish three drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sites. “Age group from 5 to 11, I’m really excited,” said Celia Shin, a parent from Bay View Elementary School. Some parents are ready to get their children vaccinated while Santa Cruz County educators prepare for the expected approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children. Nearly 20,000 children in the county could be eligible for the shot as early as next Monday. “The pediatric vaccine is actually a smaller dose. So they come in different colored bottles so the whole formulation ion and the appearance of the vaccine will be different,” said Anna Sutton, director of Nursing. Public Health Division, Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. Driving through vaccinations will also open at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Administration Office and at Cabrillo College, in the parking lot “K.” “The school will share information about the school-based clinics this week. We believe that the letters will be sent out to the family from tomorrow, where they will get a link to be able to sign the consent form, be able to make an appointment and get ready to be vaccinated next week, “said Dr. Faris Sabbah, Santa Cruz County Office of Education Superintendent. Although the vaccine will be offered in schools, it is not required at present. “It is important to note that these vaccinations are voluntary. There is no vaccine mandate,” said Dr. Sabbah. The education office held two webinars to provide parents with facts about the vaccine. Parents like Cecilia Shin say they have been given the information they need. “I’ve been through a couple of webinars. And talked to other parents and doctors. They’ve all assured me it’s safe, and it’s been tested, and most importantly, it keeps them in school,” Shin said. Schools plan to make this experience a positive one. They will decorate the clinic’s locations, and the mascot for the Santa Cruz Warriors will also drop by at some school locations.

In Santa Cruz County, children ages 5 to 11 may be able to get their first dose of Pfizer next Monday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health are due to give their approval, but the County Office of Education and others are already making plans to shoot guns next week.

The County Office of Education plans to send five mobile vans out to various school locations and establish three drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sites.

“The vaccination shot for the age group of 5 to 11 years, I’m really excited,” said Celia Shin, a parent from Bay View Elementary School.

Some parents are ready to get their children vaccinated while teachers in Santa Cruz County prepare for the expected approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children.

Nearly 20,000 children in the county could be eligible for shots as early as next Monday.

“The pediatric vaccine is actually a smaller dose. So they come in different colored bottles so the whole formulation and appearance of the vaccine will be different,” said Anna Sutton, director of the Nursing, Public Health Division, Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency.

Driving through vaccination sites will also open at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Administration Office and at Cabrillo College, in the “K.” parking lot.

“The school will share the information about the school-based clinics this week. We believe that the letters will be sent out to the family from tomorrow, where they would get a link to be able to sign the consent form, be able to Make a appointment and get ready to be vaccinated next week, “said Dr. Faris Sabbah, Santa Cruz County Office of Education Superintendent.

Although the vaccine will be offered in schools, it is not required at present.

“It is important to note that these vaccinations are voluntary. There is no vaccine mandate,” said Dr. Sabbah.

The education office held two webinars to provide parents with facts about the vaccine.

Parents like Cecilia Shin say they have been given the information they need.

“I have been through a couple of webinars and talked to other parents and doctors. “They have all assured me that it is safe and it has been tested and most importantly it keeps them in school,” Shin said.

Schools plan to make this experience positive.

They will decorate the clinic’s locations, and the mascot for the Santa Cruz Warriors will also drop by at some school locations.

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