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Lincoln Park School Holding Pfizer Vaccination Event For Children This Weekend

Children between 12 and 18 years old can get vaccinated this weekend at Francis W. Parker School, 2233 N. Clark St.

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the mass vaccination site in the Jones Convocation Center on the campus of Chicago State University on April 7, 2021.
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LAKEVIEW — Children at least 12 years old can get their coronavirus vaccine this weekend at a pop-up clinic at a Lincoln Park school.

Francis W. Parker School, 2233 N. Clark St., is partnering with Ald. Michele Smith’s 43rd Ward office and Instavaxx to give out Pfizer shots to children 12 to 18 years old. The event will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Children will have their second dose of the vaccine scheduled for the same day of the week and time as their initial vaccine appointment, but three weeks later during the weekend of June 5-6, Smith said.

“This partnership will help any eligible Chicago child so they might better enjoy the summer and make school a safer, healthier and happier space for all,” Smith said in an email announcing the vaccination site.

Registration, which will open Wednesday and be announced through Smith’s newsletter, is on a first-come, first-served basis, Smith said. Once appointment slots fill, names will be taken for a wait list. More vaccination events will be held at the school throughout the summer.

All children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their appointment, Smith said. People should plan for their entire appointment to take up to an hour.

Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.

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