Vaccinations for Dearborn students as young as 12 available May 20 and 21

A male student gets vaccinated by a nurse at an April clinic at Edsel Ford High School.

With approval at the federal and state level for younger people to get the COVID vaccine, Dearborn Public Schools is adding vaccination dates for students next week.

Henry Ford Health System will provide first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at Edsel Ford High School on May 20 and 21.  (Those who attended one of the April vaccination clinics at EFHS will get their second dose at the school on May 21.)

Any Dearborn Public School student age 12 or older and their parent are eligible to sign up for the Pfizer vaccine.  Note, children must be at least 12 years old by the vaccination date, and any one under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them when they come for the vaccination.

Vaccines appointments will be available on May 20 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. and on May 21 from 8 to 11:40 a.m.  The second shots will all be administered on June 10. (NOTE, the date of the second dose was changed.)

Parents should watch for an email in the next few days with the links to sign up for the vaccinations.

Although the district understands parents have a personal choice when it comes to the wellbeing of their child, the district strongly feels that all methods to slow the spread of COVID 19, including vaccinations, are the best way to promote overall health and safety in our community and the surest path to a return to in-person learning for all students.

If you have questions, please contact the Superintendent’s office at (313) 827-3020