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Education Department to Visit Vaccine Clinic for Students Ages 5+ at Coatesville Area Senior High School

12/13/2021

The Best Way to Keep Students Learning in the Classroom is to Protect Against COVID-19

Coatesville, PA - Department of Education Executive Deputy Secretary Dr. Debora Carrera will visit a vaccine clinic for students at 4:30 p.m. today at Coatesville Area Senior High School in the Coatesville Area School District. The clinic will be held in the auditorium lobby, and visitors should register here.  

The district is partnering with Woodlyn Pharmacy to provide eligible students with free access to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines will be administered by licensed health care professionals.  

“It is critical that we ensure Pennsylvania’s students can continue learning in classrooms, as we know that is the best place for them to learn and grow,” said Executive Deputy Secretary Carrera. “Vaccine clinics like this one will help protect the commonwealth’s students and educators, especially ahead of the busy holiday season and all of its gathering.” 

The visit is part of the Wolf Administration’s efforts to encourage all eligible Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The pediatric vaccine is safe and the best way to give our children the power to safely learn, play, and be a kid.  

With parental consent, children ages 5 through 11 can receive the free FDA-authorized, CDC-approved and pediatrician recommended Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to clinics at many schools, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available at pediatrician offices, health centers, pharmacies, and other healthcare provider facilities. 

Pennsylvania is encouraging all eligible individuals to get vaccinated and get boosted against COVID-19 as it is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the virus. To find a vaccine provider near you, use Vaccine Finder.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kendall Alexander - kenalexand@pa.gov

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