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Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic

Barbara A. Preston l July 27, 2021

Students 12 & Up Should Start the Vaccine Process by August 5

Students are invited to a special vaccination clinic at the Otto Kaufman Center in Skillman on Thursday, August 5, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The first 20 students to get vaccinated will receive local gift certificates for their favorite foods. Plus, anyone vaccinated that day gets entered into a raffle for Apple Air Pod earbuds.

There will be free ice cream from the ice cream truck for all attendees.

Parents who want their children (ages 12 to 18) to be fully vaccinated by the first day of school on September 9 in Montgomery, should start the vaccine process by August 5,

Montgomery Deputy Health Officer Devangi Patel says the Montgomery Recreation and Health departments selected the August 5 date because “it is the last day to initiate the vaccination process for youth 12 and older so they will be fully vaccinated by the time Montgomery Schools reopen.”

For those who cannot make the clinic, the CVS in Belle Mead and in Princeton is offering the Pfizer vaccine daily, with appointments required.

Patel encourages parents with questions about the vaccine to talk to their child’s healthcare provider or to call the Montgomery Health Department at 908.533.9331.

Register for the back-to-school clinic here.

Greater Montgomery Vaccination Rates

Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill have one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, as of July 12.

91 percent *

Montgomery adults

55 percent *

Montgomery kids (12 to 17)

95 percent *

Rocky Hill adults

52 percent *

Rocky Hill kids (12-17)

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The Montgomery School District does not require the COVID-19 vaccine at this point, but Health Officer Stephine Carey strongly recommends it.

“In the last few days with the emerging news about the Delta virus, I would be even more committed to masking in the classroom and for students 12 and up to be vaccinated,” she said. ■

* Numbers provided by the Montgomery Health Department. Percent of population with at least one dose.


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