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Anticipating Fed Approval, Eugene 4J Plans Vax Clinic For 12-15 Year-Olds

Elizabeth Gabriel

The Eugene 4J school district scheduled a COVID-19 vaccine clinicfor 12 to 15 year olds for later this month, in anticipation of federal approval.

4J spokesperson Kerry Delf said Thursday the clinic is already full.

“It’s expected that very soon the FDA will give approval of the vaccine for ages 12-15,” Delf said. “And so, to allow families to plan a little in advance, the district is working with health care partners to schedule vaccine clinics for ages 12-15. Of course, that’s contingent on the vaccine being approved. If that approval is not received from the federal government before the date of the clinic, they will need to be rescheduled.”

Delf said 4J is also holding a clinicfor 16 and older on May 12th. As of Thursday afternoon, there were still slots available. Delf said the district wants to provide vaccine doses to all staff and students. It would be up to the state as to whether Oregon districts would require vaccination against COVID-19.

Lane County Public Health has not yet scheduled vaccine clinics for those under 16. 

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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