EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – In the latest efforts to get Wisconsinites vaccinated, the city-county health department has teamed up with the Eau Claire Area School District. Providing the opportunity for students 16 and older to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Zorn Arena.
Eligible students from North and Memorial High Schools and McKinley charter school are being bussed to the community clinic at Zorn Arena on the UW- Eau Claire campus.
Today students in cohort rolling up their sleeves to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and Friday at 1:00 PM. Cohort B will be able to do the same.
Students opting in will be returned back to school before the end of the school day.
A parent or guardian does not need to attend but each student must have a signed paper consent with them before boarding the bus on the day of vaccination.
Kaying Xiong, ECASD Executive Director of Student Services said, “We also know that we have a fair number of families who do have some barriers in place with regards to getting their student there especially if that student is under 18 or doesn’t drive, and so we wanted to make sure that we were being equitable in providing opportunities and access for our families to be able to take advantage of this opportunity if they wanted to.”