Open to everyone 12 years of age and older, Escalon High School will be the site of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, May 21.
The clinic is scheduled in the high school’s Performing Arts Center/Cafeteria and will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“The county health department, along with Sutter Health is going out to communities now wanting to do vaccination clinics,” said Escalon Unified School District Superintendent Ron Costa. “They got in contact with us and asked if they could use a facility of ours.”
With approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be given to adolescents as young as 12, the goal is to get as many community clinics scheduled as possible.
“We are allowing them to use our high school Cafeteria/Performing Arts Center for the clinic, it will be a walk in clinic, open to everybody age 12 and older,” said Costa.
Along with getting their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, second dose appointments can be made on the spot for Friday, June 11.
“If there are any parents that want their children to receive it, they have to fill out a waiver and they can either accompany their children or if the children come with the completed waiver, the clinic will be calling the parent to double check to make sure everything is correct,” Costa explained.
Anyone under 18 will need the waiver.
Costa said the district is pleased to be working in cooperation with health officials to put on the clinic.
“It’s open to everybody in our community not just (district) students and parents,” Costa pointed out. “Anybody that would like to receive a vaccination is welcome.”
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, in partnership with San Joaquin County Office of Public Health, is putting on the clinic. No appointment is necessary and there is no cost. The clinic will take walk-ins at any time during the 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. window.
Costa said the plan is to have the second dose clinic on campus, if possible on June 11, though there will be other locations available around San Joaquin County as well.
For more information, visit www.sutterhealth.org.