GRPS Offering Vaccine Clinics for Students and Parents
Students who attend Grand Rapids Public Schools and their families have the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccine if they haven't yet.
GRPS is making it easy for families to get their shot by setting up clinics in neighborhood high schools to better accommodate those who don't want to go downtown or don't feel comfortable. A spokesperson with GRPS told FOX 17
Some families don’t feel welcome in downtown Grand Rapids. They may not be familiar with downtown Grand Rapids. Devos Place is kind of a large and daunting facility. It’s beautiful. But it can be a little intimidating.
The first clinic is set up for Wednesday, May 12 at the gym of Ottawa Hills High School from 2p to 8p. The clinic is open for students 16 and up and their parents. Teens 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Other clinics will be held Thursday at Innovation Central High School and Union High School on Friday.
An appointment is required and a consent form needs to be filled out. Both can be done here.
The Pfizer vaccine will be administered and since it was just given FDA emergency approval for kids 12 and up, GRPS is waiting on the "go ahead" from the Kent County Health Department first.
Spectrum Health also announced additional walk-in vaccine clinics being held this week around the Grand Rapids area. DeVos Place has been a huge site for COVID vaccines since opening in January. However, since the supply is now higher than the demand, the clinic will close up shop officially later this month.