GHS offers free vaccine clinic



The Gloucester Health Department and Curative are offering free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, May 24th at GHS for registered students. 

After recent emergency authorization from the FDA, 12-15 year olds are now eligible to receive Covid vaccinations, as many in that age group attend GHS. 

To register, you must complete an online registration with Curative along with a parent consent form, if you are under the age of 18.

Shots will be offered from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on the 24th. Because the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, a second dose clinic will take place on June 14th at the same time. 

Due to the widespread availability of these vaccines, clinics are becoming more prevalent in local settings. GHS school nurse Sylvia Vanderberg stresses the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine to all students. “You want to have more availability for students,” she said.  “It’s also great to boost vaccine numbers.” 

Although vaccines against COVID-19 have been tested and proved safe and effective, some individuals still have legitimate concerns and Vanderberg acknowledges that. “If students or families have any concerns, they can talk to us or their doctor, it’s always open for discussion.”

The purpose of this vaccine clinic is to distribute the shots equitably to all students interested. “Our preference is to be able to make sure students have access to a vaccine as much as possible,” GHS Principal James Cook said. “The more students vaccinated the safer we are.” 

For questions regarding registration and the safety of the shot, see the links below.