Return to Headlines

Update: Ages 12 and over eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As of May 13, everyone ages 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Those under age 18 may need consent from a parent or guardian to get the vaccine, unless they are legally emancipated. If you schedule an appointment, please check with the vaccine clinic about their requirements for showing proof of parental consent or legal emancipation before going. 

To be clear, students are not currently required to get a COVID-19 vaccine. This is merely a public service announcement to ensure families who are interested in getting a COVID-19 for their 16 and older student(s) are aware of the opportunity. If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit the Department of Health (DOH) Website or on the COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions page. You may also contact your own, personal healthcare provider. 

If interested in getting a vaccine, please visit to find and schedule an appointment. You can also call 1-800- 525-0127, then press #. For interpretive services, say your language when the call is answered.

Please note that you may have to contact the vaccine distribution center multiple times before you get an appointment. We have been told that this is because those sites administering vaccines can only schedule appointments for the number of vaccines that currently have on hand. As vaccination locations get new COVID-19 vaccine inventory, more appointments are released. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your health provider. Also, please remember that those who are fully vaccinated still need to adhere to the District’s COVID-19 health and safety precautions while on campus and at District events. Please see the DOH Life after Vaccine Page for more information about the COVID-19 precautions fully vaccinated people should take in non-school settings.