COVID-19 Vaccinations for School Employees

  • As we are all aware, the COVID-19 vaccination is here and available in Washington State. We understand some of you are eager to receive this vaccination.   

    The following vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

      1. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine—The vaccine is authorized for emergency use in persons aged 16 years and older. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 21 days apart.
      2. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine—This vaccine is authorized for emergency use in individuals aged 18 years and older. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 28 days apart.

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all states and territories to turn in an interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Oct. 16, 2020. These plans are living documents and will change over time as we learn more about the vaccines and figure out the most equitable way to protect people.
      • Washington State’s plan can be viewed here

    • Washington State vaccine distribution phases

    • DOH Find your Phase
    • As a District, we are currently working with county health officials and an approved COVID-19 vaccine distributor to plan for an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for our staff. 

    • If you think you currently qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine please contact your healthcare provider. Or register for a drive-thru clinic at the following links:

    For more specific information regarding the available vaccines and the State’s vaccine distribution plan, please visit Vaccine Information: Washington State Department of Health.

     

    Kelsey Mitchell MSN, BSN, RN
    Lakewood School District Nurse
    360-654-2098