Vaccine clinic held at school

Regional vaccinator Savannah Walker vaccinates a patient at the school during the June 10 free Covid vaccine clinic. Regional Health will return for another free vaccine clinic on July 1. (VHA-Photo/SC)
Regional vaccinator Savannah Walker vaccinates a patient at the school during the June 10 free Covid vaccine clinic. Regional Health will return for another free vaccine clinic on July 1. (VHA-Photo/SC)

By Shanna Cummings

Regional Health stopped by for a free Covid vaccine clinic held at Van Horn school on June 10. Vaccines have recently been approved for patients age 12 to 15, but the clinic was open for anyone who needed a vaccine.

Victoria and Vianney Gonzales received their Covid vaccines during the June 10 free vaccine clinic at the school. Vaccines have been approved for patients age 12 to 15. (VHA-Photo/SC)
Victoria and Vianney Gonzales received their Covid vaccines during the June 10 free vaccine clinic at the school. Vaccines have been approved for patients age 12 to 15. (VHA-Photo/SC)

Regional Health will hold another free vaccination clinic at the school on July 1.

More than 30 people showed up to Thursday’s clinic. Though law enforcement was present per request due to issues elsewhere, there were no problems. “The reception has been really lovely and warm because really the only people coming in are the ones who want the vaccine,” Regional Medical Director Rachel Sonne said.

Whether to make a Covid vaccine mandatory for attending school is still up to the individual schools. At this time, CCAISD does not intend to require a Covid vaccine for attendance for the 2021-22 school year.