DOVER — Capital School District will offering free COVID-19 and flu vaccines for staff, students and the community at various schools across the district through a partnership with Atlantic Apothecary and the Kent County Coalition.
This event will offer the first and second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children (ages 5-11), first and second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents and adults (ages 12+) and booster Pfizer COVID-19 for adults. Flu vaccines will be available as well at the community event.
“This partnership offers choice and convenience to our parents and community members that want to engage in layered mitigating approaches to minimize the spread of COVID-19," Dr. Vilicia Cade, superintendent of the Capital School District, said in a prepared statement. "We encourage all those who want to participate to visit one of our schools that are sponsoring this important community event. We believe that our schools serve as community hubs to address the holistic needs of our students, staff and parents with the community. We are grateful for Rev. Rita Paige who played a pivotal role in cultivating this opportunity for our stakeholders."
In a statement, Rev. Rita Page of the Kent County Coalition said that the joint awareness to COVID-19 vaccinations are "an essential component of safeguarding Kent County residents health and wellbeing."
"We are grateful for the Capital School District Board of Education and Dr. Cade’s leadership in fostering this important partnership," she continued. "Certainly, our joint efforts can only help us keep Kent County healthier for everyone. We encourage families and community members to come out and learn more about how to prevent the spread of COVID and/or get a flu shot.”
Pre-registration is highly recommended. The Capital School District is requesting that individuals interested in vaccination send an email to Lawanda.Burgoyne@capital.k12.de.us to reserve a spot. After the spot is reserved, a representative from the Kent County Coalition will call to confirm the registration and schedule a specific location and time for vaccination.
According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, Delawareans who are fully vaccinated have significant protection from COVID-19 infection, serious illness and death. All qualifying Delawareans should get vaccinated. Delaware’s latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics can be found under the Vaccine Tracker dashboard.
Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by the FDA. These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems. For more information on the COVID-19, go online.