Students 12 & older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine at high schools
All Fayette County Public Schools students age 12 and older, their families, district and school employees, and their families are invited to sign up at the Wild Health website to receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccination at any of the six high schools. There is no cost. "With the exciting news that children between the ages of 12 and 15 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, we are expanding our partnership with Wild Health to make this potentially life-saving shot available to even more members of our FCPS community," Acting Superintendent Marlene Helm said in her weekly message.
FCPS has joined with Wild Health and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to offer the shots. (The first clinic at the high schools was April 27; the STEAM Academy clinic was May 13.) Registration is required; walk-ins are not allowed.
- Tuesday May 18, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bryan Station (301 Eastin Road), Henry Clay (2100 Fontaine Road), and Lafayette (401 Reed Lane);
- Tuesday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Frederick Douglass (2000 Winchester Road), Paul Laurence Dunbar (1600 Man o’ War Boulevard), and Tates Creek (1111 Centre Parkway)
Additional dates, times, and locations are in the works.
These clinics offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which is administered as a shot in the arm as a series of two doses, three weeks apart. Studies show this vaccine is 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 illness. Students and employees who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past the second dose) might not need to quarantine, should they be exposed in the future.
For questions, please call the Wild Health Help Desk at (859) 217-4679. Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass offers free rides to COVID-19 vaccine clinics; call (888) 848-0989 to schedule a ride.
(Updated May 13; posted April 24, 2021)