Children's vaccine clinic planned at Dexter

  • To support its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and protect the health of students and staff, General Brown Central School District is working with Jefferson County Public Health to host a vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11. The district's intention is to provide a convenient location with after-school timeslots to which members of the school community can take advantage.

    The clinic to administer the Pfizer vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, November 29, at Dexter Elementary School, 415 East Grove Street in Dexter.

    Appointments can be made online here.

    Parents must accompany their children to the appointment. Children (and their parents) will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes after receiving the shot for observation. An appointment for the second shot will be made for 3 weeks following the first one.

    For more information about the clinic, call 315-786-3720.

    While getting the vaccine is a personal choice that every parent and family must make for themselves, offering the opportunity in the school community goes toward the district's mission this school year to keep its doors open and to avoid lost instructional time for students and lost work time for parents.

    The resources listed below are provided to aid in the decision of parents and guardians.

    Have questions about the vaccine?

    Because the vaccine has just recently been approved for this age group, families may have questions about it. To help answer those questions, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in collaboration with its healthcare partners across the region, has launched an initiative for North Country residents to submit their COVID vaccine-related questions online. Local medical providers will then call individuals back with answers to their questions. Submit your questions online here.

    Here are some additional resources that may help answer parents' questions: