Berkeley school district partners with city of Berkeley to open COVID-19 vaccine clinics

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A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open from May 11-14, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., in a partnership between Berkeley High School and the city of Berkeley. No appointment, health insurance or ID is required. The location indicated is just one of multiple vaccination sites, and the clinics have been extended to all of BUSD.

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Updated 5/13: This article has been updated to reflect additional information from a Berkeley Unified School District press release.

Following the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 and older, Berkeley Unified School District partnered with the city to announce two free vaccination clinics Wednesday.

The first clinic, located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park across from Berkeley High School, will be open from May 11-14 between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., according to a Berkeley High E-Tree message. Beginning May 13, the clinic will begin offering the Pfizer vaccine — administered by Carbon Health — to those ages 12 and older, according to the BUSD press release.

While no appointment is required, people ages 12 and older can sign up to receive a vaccine at bit.ly/bhs-free-vax, the message added.

Those younger than 18 years old will need permission from a parent or guardian in the form of a signed consent form, a phone call made at the site or being physically accompanied by a parent or guardian. Health insurance and ID will not be required, according to the message.

“We are looking forward to a full reopening of school campuses in the fall, and vaccinations are a crucial part of the pathway forward,” BUSD Superintendent Brent Stephens said in the press release.

The second clinic, open to students from any school in the district, will operate at Longfellow Middle School, the press release added. The clinic will offer appointments May 18 and May 21 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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