Guidance and Support for Planning School Vaccination Clinics

On November 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a joint letter to school officials. These two departments urged school officials to (1) host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at their school(s), (2) distribute information about the COVID-19 vaccine to all families including American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) with children ages 5–11 years, and (3) hold conversations with their school communities on the COVID-19 vaccine. To assist with implementation the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided considerations for planning school-located vaccination (SLV) clinics for any routinely recommended vaccine as well as COVID-19 vaccine. This guidance should be used in conjunction with guidance for planning vaccination clinics held at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations and the satellite, temporary, and off-site vaccination clinic supply checklist. The COVID-19 Public Education Campaign a campaign that created by HHS to provide a guide for hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics at schools. Tribal schools can download, print, and share these materials. Note that, when printing this document as PDF, make sure to use your browser’s print settings to set page margins and remove the header and footer. For the best experience, use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Widespread vaccination across Indian Country is important to protect Tribal communities, including children ages 5-11 years old who are now eligible for the vaccine. School based vaccination clinics is one way to reach Tribal citizens who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and other routinely recommended vaccination. Read more