In a partnership with Jewel-Osco, River Forest School District 90 will be hosting a vaccination clinic for children between the ages of 12 and 15 on May 18, according to a districtwide news release issued May 14. The clinic will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt Middle School gym, 7560 Oak Ave. in River Forest.
The vaccine is free for 12 through 15-year-olds regardless of their health insurance coverage or immigration status, the release stated. In order to be eligible for the first dose of the two-shot Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children must be 12 years old by May 18.
Dawne Simmons, communications and community outreach coordinator, said this upcoming clinic is part of the district’s continued effort to “protect the health and well-being of the entire community,” she said. This past year, D90 has teamed up with Jewel-Osco in River Forest and the Village of River Forest to help its staff and local seniors 65 and older get the COVID-19 shot, Simmons said.
“This is all about getting shots in arms,” Simmons said.
For the May 18 clinic, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring a signed consent form. D90 households are asked to present a copy of their health insurance, but those without coverage will not be turned away, the release also stated. Adults are also asked to present any state-issued IDs.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, specifically the Pfizer vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.