Now that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for teenagers, more and more Cincinnati-area schools and health facilities are organizing vaccination sites for students.
Cincinnati Public Schools is offering the Pfizer vaccine to eligible district students ages 12 and up. The vaccine drive will occur Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25, at CPS high schools. Students in the district's virtual high school program can get their vaccines at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School.
The Pfizer vaccine employs a two-dose system. After receiving the first dose this week, students will return during the week of June 14 for their second dose.
Students must have parental consent. Find a full list of consent forms, locations and other vaccination information on the Cincinnati Public Schools website.
Vaccines are offered through a partnership among Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and TriHealth.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 and up earlier this month. Previously, the Pfizer vaccine had been approved only for people ages 16 and older.
The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson remain available for those who are 18 and older.
Ohioans who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to win prizes through the state's Vax-a-Million program. Eligible residents 18 and younger can win a full-ride, four-year scholarship to a public college or university within Ohio.
Find additional information about vaccines and administration sites on Ohio's coronavirus portal.