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TPS, BAPS offer student vaccination clinics
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TPS, BAPS offer student vaccination clinics

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Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist speaks to educators waiting in line earlier this year to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Two clinics for area students are now planned.

With the Pfizer-NBioTech vaccine now authorized for adolescents, two area school districts have announced plans to host summer COVID-19 vaccination events for students.

Working in partnership with Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa Public Schools will have vaccination clinics at Carver Middle School and Memorial Middle School starting June 1 for students age 12 and older.

First dose vaccination events are scheduled for June 1, 3 and 10 at Carver and June 2, 4 and 9 at Memorial Middle School. Second doses will be available June 22 and 24 and July 1 at Carver. Memorial Middle School will have second doses available June 23, 25 and 30.

Appointments are required for students and can be booked at tulsaschools.org/vaccine. Students younger than age 17 must have a parent or guardian with them in order to be vaccinated. Parents have the option to get vaccinated alongside their student as a walk-in patient.

Prior to the announcement, Superintendent Deborah Gist said the district would monitor the clinics’ interest levels before making any decisions about hosting similar events during TPS’ “Ready. Set. Summer!” programming in July.

“The more people we can get vaccinated, the faster we can get back to normal,” she said.

Meanwhile, Broken Arrow Public Schools is working with the Muscogee Nation’s health department to offer a drive-through vaccine clinic for students, parents and employees starting at 9 a.m. on June 4 at Broken Arrow High School.

Students between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a parent or guardian with them in order to be vaccinated at the BAPS clinic.

Pre-registration by Wednesday is required to ensure enough vaccine doses are on hand. The form is available online via the district’s website.

A second dose drive-through clinic is scheduled for June 25 at Broken Arrow High School.

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After losing about 3,000 students at the start of the year thanks in part to COVID-19, the district’s enrollment has increased by 1,323 students since mid-February.

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