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Huntley District 158 to host vaccination event for students

Huntley District 158 students 12 and older will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccines at an event next month hosted by the school district.

On Saturday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., District 158 students can visit the Huntley High School Field House for their first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The second shot will be given out on Saturday, July 31.

The district says the clinic is intended for students, however, their family members may also sign up to receive the vaccine at the event.

The clinic is being hosted in partnership with Walgreens. Students can sign up at https://wagsoutreach.com/ss/HUN256992 for an appointment.

Students who live outside the district can also sign up to be vaccinated at Huntley High School if space allows.

The Pfizer vaccine is only approved for people age 12 and older, so younger students in District 158 will be unable to get the vaccine at this clinic. The Pfizer vaccine also requires people to receive two doses of the shot in order to be considered fully vaccinated. Three weeks is the recommended amount of time between both doses.

Students who get vaccinated at the July 10 clinic and receive their second dose of the vaccine at the second clinic on July 31 will be fully vaccinated on August 14 ahead of the first day of school on August 18. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving their second shot.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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