May 7, 2020
July 1, 2021
Dear CCSD21 Middle School families,
We’re so excited for the 2021-2022 school year! As we continue to await guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health on our learning environment and possible COVID mitigations for the coming year, School District 21 would like to get an understanding from our middle school parents on the vaccination status of eligible students. Children age 12 and older are eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
When your child has received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, please consider sharing your child’s vaccination card with School District 21.
How can I share my child’s vaccination card with CCSD21?
If your child participated in both days of the Jewel-Osco vaccination clinic at London Middle School on Friday, May 21, and Friday, June 11, you do not need to send in your child’s vaccination card. School District 21 already has this information on file.
Should I vaccinate my child?
Children age 12 and older are eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In order to be fully vaccinated (two weeks after the second vaccine dose) by the first day of school, Wednesday, August 18, eligible students would need to receive their first vaccine by Wednesday, July 14.
A recent CDC study reported that hospitalization rates for COVID-19 among adolescents increased during March and April after initially decreasing in early 2021. This report comes as data show that the newest delta variant of COVID-19 is highly transmissible, especially among 12-20 year olds.
Receiving a vaccine is safe and free, and protects against severe illness. Make your appointment today! If you or someone you know needs assistance scheduling a vaccine appointment, call the toll-free Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 833-621-1284. To learn more about the vaccine in young people, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s FAQ.