BCSC considers COVID-19 vaccination clinics for high school students

The exterior of Columbus East High School, pictured Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Mike Wolanin | The Republic Mike Wolanin | The Republic

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is considering having COVID-19 vaccination events for high school students.

The school corporation recently released a survey to gauge parents’ interest.

“In an effort to reduce barriers and maximize vaccine availability for interested parents/guardians of children 16 and 17 years old, BCSC is exploring the provision of a mobile Pfizer vaccine site at Columbus East and Columbus North High Schools in the coming weeks,” the school corporation wrote in a social media post.

Communications coordinator Josh Burnett said that the preliminary planned dates are April 16 and May 7 for North, and April 23 and May 14 for East. Eligible students from CSA New Tech who sign up would go through either North or East for their vaccinations.

The vaccine is not required for staff or students, and the parent survey is also optional, school officials said.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.