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Hanover County offering vaccinations to its middle and high school students beginning Tuesday
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Hanover County offering vaccinations to its middle and high school students beginning Tuesday

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Hanover's vaccination clinic

Christine Charbonneau (right), a nurse practitioner, administered a dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Anastasia Rubis, 17, as her father, Ted Rubis, watched them at Hanover’s vaccination clinic in Ashland on Wednesday.

Hanover's vaccination clinic is offering a night for teens, 16 and 17 years old, to get vaccinated.

With Wednesday’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and up, Hanover County school and health officials are partnering to provide vaccine clinics at the county’s four middle schools for current middle and high school students, as well as some opportunities for adults accompanying their children and teens.

The school division alerted parents Thursday morning that the clinics are scheduled as follows:

Chickahominy and Liberty middle schools on Tuesday, May 18, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.; and Bell Creek and Oak Knoll middle schools on Monday, May 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m.

Clinics held during school hours from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. are for middle school students only and not open to the general public. The after-hours clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. is for middle and high school students, as well as anyone — even adults — accompanying the children and teens who wants their first dose.

Middle school students must be 12 or older and return a completed permission form to get vaccinated. Those who come after school must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or someone 18 years old or older and have a completed parental permission form.

“We are proud to partner with the Chickahominy Health District to offer this unique and convenient opportunity to our students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Hanover school Superintendent Michael Gill. “We encourage all of our families who want their children to be vaccinated to take full advantage of this limited opportunity while supplies last.”

To help with planning, the school division provided an online survey for parents to complete if they want their children vaccinated during one of these clinics.

Parents with questions can contact the Chickahominy Health District at (804) 365-3240.

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