gloved hand holds vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

by Robin Kemp

Today, Friday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., anyone age 12 and up can get a free COVID-19 vaccination at Lovejoy Middle School, 1588 Lovejoy Road in Lovejoy. It’s part of Clayton County Public Schools’ “Calling the Shots” mass vaccination event. A second Pfizer dose will be offered on Friday, September 24.   

The community at large is invited to come get vaccinated today–you don’t have to be a parent, student, or employee of CCPS.

Registration is preferred–but you can walk in without an appointment. Students ages 12 to 17 will need a parent’s or guardian’s consent.

Also today, the Clayton County Health District will be offering free Pfizer vaccinations by appointment. To book an appointment, go to COVID-19 Vaccination Registration (powerapps, fill out the COVID-19 questionnaire, then search for “Clayton County – Battle Creek Dose 1 Pfizer on September 3rd.” If you need help making an appointment, call (678) 479-2223. 

After the Labor Day holiday, Clayton County Public Schools will be doing in-school PCR testing and vaccinations, with help from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services. PCR test results will take about 24 hours to turn around but are generally more accurate, school officials said at this week’s board meeting.

Students at middle and high schools who are ages 12 to 17 will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccination if they have a parent’s or guardian’s consent. Students 18 and older can give their own consent.

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