NISD vaccine clinic

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A nursing student with the SFA School of Nursing administers a vaccine during the COVID-19 vaccine clinic held at Nacogdoches High School in May. NISD will host another vaccine clinic Saturday.

Nacogdoches ISD will host the Texas Health and Human Services for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday at the high school.

The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is open to anyone age 12 and older. Walk-ins are welcome, or those interested can pre-register at https://www.auroraconcepts.net/covid-vaccinations.

The clinic will offer Pfizer’s two-dose coronavirus vaccine, and parents of children receiving the vaccine will need to be present to provide consent and accompany their children through the clinic. Scheduling information will be provided at the clinic for the second doses.

Saturday’s clinic will mark the second time that NISD has hosted a vaccine clinic. In May, NISD administered vaccines to students whose parents gave consent. The district was one of five districts statewide to be selected for a pilot program to vaccinate high school students against COVID-19.

In May, federal regulators allowed for the use of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German firm BioNTech for children as young as 12 years old. Until that point, most COVID-19 vaccines worldwide had been authorized only for adults. Texas Department of State Health Services gave their approval to begin using Pfizer’s vaccine for children between ages 12 and 15 in early May.

Moderna has said its coronavirus vaccine is effective in children as young as 12 and is expected to seek federal approval for its use as early as this month.

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