Prince George’s County officials are holding mobile coronavirus vaccination clinics targeting school-age youths, aiming to bolster the county’s vaccination rate among that group with full-time in-person learning set to return in the fall.
The mobile clinic events, sponsored by Prince George’s County Public Schools and the county health department, kicked off Tuesday at Oxon Hill High School, WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported.
Students don’t need a parent or guardian present, but must provide completed consent forms available on the PGCPS website to get vaccinated at one of the mobile clinics, which run through July.
Currently, only 43% of the county’s 12-to-19-year-olds have received at least one vaccine dose, well below the Maryland average of roughly 52% for that age group, WRC reported.
The clinics are one of a number of statewide efforts to vaccinate younger residents, including a weekly lottery that will award $50,000 scholarships to 20 students. All children ages 12-17 who get vaccinated in Maryland are automatically entered in the lottery, which runs until Labor Day.
The mobile clinics, which operate from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., will be available for the following days/locations:
– Wednesday at Fairmont Heights High School, 6501 Columbia Park Road, Landover
– Thursday at William Wirt Middle School, 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale
– Friday at Surrattsville High School, 6101 Garden Drive, Clinton
– Monday, July 26, at DuVal High School, 9880 Good Luck Road, Lanham
– Tuesday, July 27, at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro
– Wednesday, July 28, at Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale
– Thursday, July 29, at Ernest E. Just Middle School, 1300 Campus Way N, Mitchellville
– Thursday, July 29, at Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel
– Friday, July 30, at Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie
– Friday, July 30, at High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville

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