Schools Take Lead Role In Promoting Vaccines For Youngsters

A girl walks outside of a mobile vaccine unit after getting the first dose of her COVID-19 vaccine, outside P.S. 277, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Many elementary schools around the U.S. are preparing to offer COVID-19 shots that educators see as key to keeping students learning in person and making the classroom experience closer to what it once was.

The approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for younger children has some district leaders saying it is important to offer the shots on campuses. They stress that the availability should come with the involvement of trusted staff and to improve access and help overcome hesitancy.

Still, many school systems are choosing not to offer elementary school vaccination sites after some middle and high schools that offered shots received pushback.


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