Valor Families,

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have approved the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 after comprehensive clinical studies showed that it is safe and effective for this age group.

The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, spaced three weeks apart, to be fully effective. Students are not required to be vaccinated, but we highly encourage families to get the vaccine to protect your children from potential illness caused by the virus and to further contain the spread of COVID-19 and help end the pandemic for all.

In partnership with the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), MNPS will be hosting multiple free drive-thru vaccine clinics where children 5-11 can get their first dose, with a follow-up for a second dose three weeks later. Clinics will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the locations and dates below:

Monday, November 8 and November 29

  • Maplewood High, 401 Walton Lane, Nashville, TN 37216
  • Cane Ridge High, 12848 Old Hickory Blvd., Antioch, TN 37013

Wednesday, November 10 and December 1

  • McGavock High, 3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Hillsboro High, 3812 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

Friday, November 12 and December 3

  • Pearl-Cohn High, 904 26th Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37208
  • Glencliff High, 160 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Monday, November 15 and December 6

  • Hunters Lane High, 1150 Hunters Lane, Nashville, TN 37207
  • John Overton High, 4820 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220

Wednesday, November 17 and December 8

  • Stratford STEM High, 1800 Stratford Ave., Nashville, TN 37216
  • Antioch High, 1900 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN 37013

Friday, November 19 and December 10

  • Whites Creek High, 7277 Old Hickory Blvd., Whites Creek, TN 37189
  • Hillwood High, 400 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205

Parents or guardians with the authority to make healthcare decisions must be present for the child to receive the vaccine – both to ensure proper parental decision-making authority and to assist with the child during the administration of the vaccine. Vaccines will also be available for students ages 12-17 who haven’t previously received the vaccine, and there will be Pfizer booster shots available for adults 18 and older who are eligible. 

In addition to the clinics hosted by MNPS and the MPHD, vaccines may be available through local children’s hospitals, pediatrician offices, and pharmacists. Please contact your provider for more information.

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