Second Round Vaccination: On Saturday, April 24 our district held its first on-site vaccination clinic for students aged 16 and older and members of their families. The second administration of this vaccine will occur tomorrow between 10 am and noon in our high school main gym. As a reminder, only individuals who received the first dose on Saturday, April 24 are eligible to receive this second vaccination. Participants should bring their ID with them.
New Vaccination Clinic for Students 12+: Earlier this week, the New York State Clinical Advisory Task Force approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12 - 15-year-olds. This approval will allow RCS and the remainder of the state to begin administering the vaccine to this newly eligible age group. In addition to the second dose clinic happening tomorrow, RCS will be hosting a new vaccination clinic for students who are 12 years or older, with the first dose on Saturday, May 22 and the second dose on Saturday, June 12, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in our high school Main Gym.
One parent will be able to enter the vaccination site with their child during the clinic on May 22 and June 12. Vaccination is an easy and quick process and all participants will be asked to wait for 15 minutes after receiving their dose. All students aged 12 and older are eligible to participate. Parents are asked to bring ID with them during this clinic if their child does not have a photo ID.
If you are interested in registering your child for this clinic, please click on the link below.
If you have any questions/concerns including cancellation, please text Young's Pharmacy & General Store at (518) 674-3663 starting off with RCS Pfizer Clinic or email Miller@AverillParkPharmacy.com with the Subject line RCS Pfizer Clinic for a response.
More important information for families:
Staff, students or their family members must have a previously scheduled appointment to receive a vaccine on May 15.
Participants should eat a snack or meal prior to receiving their vaccination.
Participants must have a proper photo ID. Failure to provide ID may cause delays or possible cancellation of the vaccine appointment. If a student does not possess a photo ID they should visit the high school counseling office prior to May 15 for assistance.
Participants receiving vaccines will be required to stay at the school for the required 15-minute post-vaccine observation period. Families should plan accordingly.
It is recommended that parents accompany students to the vaccination clinic. Parents can not accompany their students inside the gym and will be asked to stay outside the building unless their child needs special assistance.
Please review the following for answers to questions about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:
Parents should be patient when waiting for students to complete the vaccination process, which includes registration, receiving the shot, and the required observation period after the shot is administered.