PAUSD to offer vaccinations for students 12 and older this weekend, all vaccine-eligible students by fall semester

STORY BY MELODY XU, PHOTO BY EMILY MCNALLY

Sunday, May 16: Assistant Superintendent Lana Conaway said that the number of clinics the district hosts moving forward will be “based on need,” and that the district’s goal is to offer vaccinations for all students who are eligible.

The Palo Alto Unified School District will offer coronavirus vaccinations this weekend for students ages 12 and up following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the 12–15 age range. 

The 1000 doses will be available this weekend by appointment at Palo Alto High School’s Peery Center. By the upcoming fall semester, all vaccine-eligible students will have the option to receive their vaccines through this district-hosted program. 

Superintendent Don Austin at yesterday’s board meeting credited Assistant Superintendent Lana Conaway for setting up the district’s partnership with Safeway in vaccinating community members.

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