On Monday, Nov. 22, the Guilderland Central School District partnered with the Albany County Department of Health to host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic. A total of 295 vaccinations were administered, which included 205 first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine given to students 5-11 years old. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is a two-dose vaccination; the second dose will be administered at a follow-up clinic scheduled for Dec. 13.
In addition to the pediatric vaccine, 16 first doses were administered to those 12 years and older, one individual received a third dose and 73 individuals received booster shots.
“Based on the success of this vaccination clinic, I hope we can continue to partner with Albany County Department of Health to host additional clinics in the coming months,” said Dr. Marie Wiles, Superintendent of Schools. “Our goal in offering these clinics for GCSD families is to make it easier for those who wish to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”
GCSD families will be notified as information about future vaccination clinics becomes available.