As Portland Public Schools prepares to welcome students back to school for full-time in-person instruction on September 1, the district continues to offer several opportunities for students, staff and the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
All comprehensive high schools in Portland Public Schools, with the support of community partners, will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations during high school registration to students who still need one. Anyone 12 or older can receive a vaccine at no cost. The dates and locations are below:
The health and safety of PPS students, staff and families remain of utmost importance. Since the spring, PPS has actively worked to ensure vaccination opportunities are available. In late winter, the district worked with MESD and state leaders to prioritize vaccines for student-facing staff. In April when vaccines first became available for students 12 and older, PPS coordinated with health partners, communicated with families and offered transportation to the Oregon Convention Center. This summer, PPS partnered with health care providers, government partners and community organizations to host vaccine clinics at schools in or near zip codes with the lowest vaccine rates and shared information about other vaccine opportunities with PPS families.
The August high school clinics are open to students and their families ages 12 and older. No appointments are necessary. At most locations, students ages 12-14 will need consent from their parent or guardian (however, students under 18 will need parent or guardian consent at locations partnering with Costco Pharmacy--Lincoln and Wells-Barnett High Schools).
PPS will continue to work with schools to offer vaccine clinics in the coming weeks and months. To learn more about the district’s health and safety measures against COVID-19, please visit the PPS 2021-22 Back to School site. For more information about getting vaccinated, please visit our Vaccinations Resources page.
Source: Portland Public Schools