Pioneer Central School District will be hosting a public Pfizer vaccine clinic at Pioneer High School on Wednesday, May 19.
The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for students age 12 and up. This clinic is open to all eligible students, staff, all Pioneer family members, and all members of the community.
"I strongly encourage all of our eligible students to speak with their parents and become vaccinated," Superintendent Benjamin Halsey said.
With the guidance issued by the CDC this week indicating that fully vaccinated individuals can begin to have reduced restrictions of mask-wearing and social distancing, the Pioneer clinic is an important step for our school community to have a highly vaccinated population on campus.
"For instance, our ability to have an on-campus, in-person graduation ceremony is directly connected to the number of fully vaccinated individuals planning to attend," Mr. Halsey said.
Pfizer is a two-shot vaccine, and the second clinic will be June 9. The same times will apply for rounds 1 and 2.
Both clinics will be held in Pioneer High School's Academic Hall, with student and employee time slots from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m., and then open to public vaccination from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. For any students who register, the district will coordinate release times to be vaccinated.