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COVID-19 Vaccines for PPS students ages 5-11 begin Nov. 8

In partnership with UnityPoint Health, Peoria Public Schools’ in-school health provider, we are planning to bring the vaccines directly to our schools for those families who want their 5-11 year old PPS student to be vaccinated. 

UnityPoint will go to schools to administer the vaccine starting Monday, November 8. 

This week, every child in the 5-11 age group in PPS has received a COVID-19 vaccine consent form following the emergency authorization approval process from national, state and local health officials. If you would like your student to receive the vaccine at school by a UnityPoint Health provider, please turn in the completed consent form to the school office.

Once the consent form is sent to the UnityPoint nurses, an appointment will be scheduled at the school. A UnityPoint representative will also contact the parent to confirm the details and inform the parent on time in case they want to be present at the school when the vaccine is administered.

The vaccine is not mandated – however, we highly encourage that our families seek it out for their children. So far this school year, the vast majority of positive COVID cases have occurred in this age group. Together, we can bring this pandemic to a close and continue safe in-person instruction this school year.

Here are some important links for interested families:

COVID-19 vaccine parental consent form (English)

Fact Sheet for COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds (English)

COVID-19 vaccine parental consent form (Spanish)

 

Fact Sheet for COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds (Spanish)