The COVID-19 vaccine has been made available to Charlotte County students under age 18.

Charlotte County Public Schools informed parents and guardians of an opportunity for students ages 16 and 17 to register for the vaccine. The CDC recently approved the Pfizer vaccine for individuals under 18.

The Department of Health will administer voluntary vaccinations for students ages 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to noon April 24 at the Tringali Park Recreation Center, 3460 N. Access Road, in Englewood. The second shot will be administered on May 22 at the same location.

The DOH also requests a legal guardian accompany their student and that the student brings proof of age, with a driver’s license, learner’s permit or birth certificate, and a completed COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form.

Forms can be found at tinyurl.com/dohform. To register, visit bit.ly/3x0TEFo

At this time, Sarasota County Schools is in contact with the DOH, which is awaiting further instruction from the state on allocation of doses.

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