FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – In an effort to get eligible high school students vaccinated, the Broward school district is bringing the COVID-19 shots to their campuses.
“It’s our intent to offer opportunities for students to be vaccinated with their parents consent as often and as rapidly as we can,” said Broward School Board Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued for 9-Year-Old Aniya Arcia
Starting Tuesday, the Broward County School District will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its high school campuses over an eight-day span.
The vaccine will be administered on a walk-up basis.READ MORE: Pedestrian Killed While Crossing I-75
Students 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and it will also be offered to school staff, faculty and parents. Participation is voluntary.
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive the vaccine.
Osgood encouraged everyone to bare their arms and get the shot.
“When I’m vaccinated and you’re vaccinated it shows how we love and care and protect each other,” she said.MORE NEWS: Goodwill Ambassador Volunteers Get Specialized Training Ahead Of Miami Beach's Busy Holiday Weekend
The health department will return in three weeks to administer second doses.