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Columbia Public Schools prepare for vaccine clinics for students

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Vial being filled at Columbia mall vaccine clinic, Columbia, MO

COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ)

Columbia Public Schools will offer vaccine clinics for it's students starting Tuesday.

The clinics are in partnership with the Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department. The Pfizer vaccine will be provided at each clinic, allowing any student 16 and older to get vaccinated with parental consent. The second dose clinics will be held at the same location and time 3 weeks after the first dose. CPS has the following dates and times scheduled for on-site student vaccinations.

  • Battle High School              5/4/21   9am-12pm                     
  • Rock Bridge High School     5/5/21   9am-12pm                     
  • Douglass High School          5/6/21   10am                             
  • CORE                                      5/6/21   9 am                                 
  • Hickman High School          5/7/21   9am-12pm                       

All students attending a vaccine clinic must bring a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian that can be found on the district's website.

As of April 23, 61.6% of CPS staff members have been vaccinated. Many of its staff members are already considered as fully vaccinated, being more than 2 weeks out from their second dose. As some high school students can now receive the vaccine, this could help the district to achieve an even safer environment in some classrooms.

As of Thursday, Boone County has administered 136,661 vaccine doses 59,502 the county's residents are considered to be fully vaccinated, making up 33% of the county's population. Across the state 2,286,510 Missourians have received at least one vaccine dose, 1,679,737 Missourians have completed the vaccination process. 37.3% of the state's population has initiated the vaccination process.

Check back for more details as this is a developing story and watch ABC 17 News at 9&10.

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Victoria Bragg

Victoria Bragg joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in October 2020.

She is a graduate of Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas and is a Dallas native.

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