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Columbia Public Schools begins vaccinations on high school campuses

Columbia Public Schools begins vaccinations on high school campuses

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Columbia Public Schools students will have the opportunity to get vaccinated Tuesday at Battle High School.

The clinic at Battle High School is one of five the district has taking place this week.

  • Battle High School - Tuesday - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Rock Bridge High School - Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Douglass High School - Thursday - 10 a.m.
  • CORE - Thursday - 9 a.m.
  • Hickman High School - Friday - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Students must be 16 or older and have a signed parental consent form to get the Pfizer vaccine.

According to the district, there are currently nine students positive with COVID-19 resulting in 471 students out for quarantine or isolation.

Of those, 120 students are out are high school level, while more than 300 are in middle school or elementary school. 

As of April 23 just about 62% of CPS staff members were vaccinated against COVID-19.

CPS also loosened COVID-19 restrictions Monday by dropping the mask mandate outdoors, cutting quarantine times to 10 days and allowing a small number of visitors in school buildings.

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