On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. This recommendation allows providers to begin vaccinating this age group as soon as possible.
The RCS Central School District is working with the Albany County Department of Health and community health care providers to share information and access to the vaccine. In doing so, the district may host one or more vaccine clinics, based on demand within the community and other planning logistics. NO DATES FOR POSSIBLE CLINICS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED YET. If the vaccines become available, RCS expects to potentially schedule the first clinic for children aged 5-11 in early January 2022. In addition, RCS may offer a booster shot clinic for children and adults in our community, aged 18 and older, sometime in December.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO HELP US PLAN. Please complete the following survey regarding your family's COVID-19 vaccination plans. The survey is VOLUNTARY and all responses are ANONYMOUS. Any data collected will only be used to aid the Health Department in assessing demand for a school-based clinic so appropriate supplies, staffing, and other details can be determined.
If you have more than one child aged 5-11, or have more than one person aged 18+ who may want a booster shot, please complete the survey for each child/person.
We will be closing this voluntary survey next Friday, November 19th at 12:00 PM. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic together.
Brian Bailey, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools