High schools to be vaccine sites

As eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine continues to expand, AHS looks to help students get vaccinated by partnering with the Fairfax County Health Department to bring a vaccine clinic to Annandale.
On May 27, students aged 12+ who registered for their vaccination will be able to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at Annandale High School. The vaccine is free of charge and all students are highly encouraged to get the vaccine if available to you.
Students were required to be registered by a parent or guardian and have a written consent form provided as well.
“When I saw there was an opportunity to get vaccinated while at my school I made sure to register immediately. It’s really cool that they have made it so convenient for us students to get the vaccine and help our school stay safe,” freshman Zach Plank said.
The vaccine will be distributed from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 27. In-person learning students will have their normal classes and bell schedule around their vaccination appointment.
Students who participate in school virtually will provide their own transportation to and from Annandale, and students from other FCPS schools that have registered for the vaccine at AHS will have access to transportation to and from their school and Annandale.
“I have personally gotten both shots of my vaccine, however, I did encourage some of my friends to register for their vaccine at Annandale and encourage everyone in general to get the vaccine to help protect themselves and their family, as well as the community around them,” sophomore Kaylee Rivera said.
The Fairfax County Health Department has also announced that there will be 9 other vaccination clinics spread out across the county at schools from May 25 through June 9. This comes as a result of an outpouring of vaccine registrations.
This is a great opportunity for students to get their vaccination and to continue keeping their families and communities safe.