Students get vaccinated at Prince George’s Co. high schools

Prince George’s County is offering COVID-19 vaccines to students 12 and older. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

This is part of a push to get students vaccinated ahead of the upcoming school year. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

Schools are reaching out to families to let them know when and where their students can get vaccinated. WTOP/Dick Uliano

The clinics will be operating until July 30.  (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

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The Prince George’s County Health Department is operating free vaccination clinics at public high schools in an effort to vaccinate students 12 and older ahead of the upcoming school year.

A day after 104 shots were administered at Oxon Hill High School, a clinic was set up in the gymnasium at Fairmont Heights High School.

Renard Stevens brought his 14-year-old daughter Sydney to be vaccinated.

“I love my daughter so much, I don’t think I could bare to stand to see her in that children’s hospital suffering through a ventilator,” Stevens said.

Sydney, a rising 10th grader at Suitland High School said it was an easy decision to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“It’s just better to be safer than sorry,” she said.

The county’s health department has partnered with schools to spread the word about the mobile clinics that are open through July 30. See an updated list of schools, dates and times.

Dick Uliano

Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

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