The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all, and no proof of insurance or citizenship is required. To schedule a vaccination appointment at a convenient location, please visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you, or visit cps.edu/vaccinations to make an appointment at a CPS-run site.
Vaccines are safe for children five years and older. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the safest and most effective way to protect children and adults from the virus. The CDC has approved the vaccine for children five years of age and older based on clinical-trial data showing that the Pfizer shot is safe and effective at preventing symptomatic infection.
Children ages five to 11 years old will receive child-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which is just a third of the amount of the adult vaccine. This will reduce the likelihood of side effects—such as sore arms, fever, or aches. The needle used to administer the vaccine to children is also much smaller.
Once fully vaccinated, students will not be asked to quarantine at home when they come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, as long as they are well. This means students can remain in school where they get the best instruction, and parents and guardians won’t have to scramble to find child care for a quarantine period.
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More info can be found at www.cps.edu/vaccinations
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