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St. Lucie Public Schools opening COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students and families

Posted at 8:06 AM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 07:24:40-05

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — St. Lucie Public Schools is helping to get more children and their families get vaccinated.

That district has partnered with Florida Community Health Centers to launch a new vaccine program.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to students 5 years of age and older, their families, and district employees.

Participants can reserve their spot by calling their desired clinic location.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent present to receive their vaccination.

Jennifer Harris, the Director of Communications & Public Relations for Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, says a conversation with your child is important.

"Maybe talk about some of the side effects the child can experience which you know some of us have experienced from the vaccine," said Harris. "You know feeling a little tired or fatigued or a little soreness at the injection site, some of us had flu like symptoms so there's a few different symptoms so there's a few different symptoms. So I think just preparing the child and making sure that they understand some of those side effects and that the pain hopefully will be gone right after the injection."

Clinic locations are as follows:

Manatee K8
1450 SW Heatherwood Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 | 772-340-4745
Location: Gymnasium
First Dose Date: November 12
Second Dose Date: December 3
Time: 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Northport K8
250 NW Floresta Dr.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 | 772-340-4700
Location: Cafeteria
First Dose Date: November 15
Second Dose Date: December 6
Time: 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

C.A. Moore
827 N 29th St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34947 | 772-468-5315
Location: Cafeteria
First Dose Date: November 16
Second Dose Date: December 7
Time: 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

FCHC Lincoln Park Center
3090 Avenue G, Suite A
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Date: November 20
Walk-ups Only
Time: 11 a.m. -4 p.m.

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