Pawtucket joins growing list of districts providing Covid-19 vaccination clinics for high school students

PAWTUCKET, RI (WLNE) – The city of Pawtucket will be joining a growing list of Rhode Island School Districts that will be providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics for eligible high school students.

Clinics are scheduled at Shea High School on May 13 and Tolman High School on May 18.

Pawtucket joins cities like Providence and Cranston who are also doing pop-up vaccination clinics for high school students ages 16 and older.

Tolman and Shea students will be vaccinated and, after waiting the 15-minute observation period, will be given a voucher for an item from the food trucks parked outside set up as a “block party”, according to Pawtucket spokesperson Emily Rizzo.

“We want to have the students get as much out of this experience as they can and want to encourage them to get vaccinated,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien in a statement Monday. “We know it is important for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and we feel as though the students deserve a fun and safe experience.”

Due to alternating schedules, any students who are participating in classes in-person that day in their respective public high school will be vaccinated between 12 and 3 p.m. with any students remote learning eligible to be vaccinated between 3 and 6pm on the same day.

Any private school students are eligible to get vaccinated. They can receive a vaccine at either the Shea or Tolman clinic after 3 p.m.

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