May 17, 2021 Joint Communication from All SC County School Districts: Vaccinations, Mask Guidance, Full Re-opening in Fall
The schools of Santa Cruz County are proud to partner with Dominican Hospital, Safeway, Salud Para la Gente, Santa Cruz County Public Health, and other medical providers to increase access to vaccination for students and families. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under an emergency use authorization (EUA) for children ages 12 to 15 years old . Santa Cruz County schools are offering vaccination clinics at school sites countywide through the end of the school year for students ages 12+ with parental consent. COVID-19 vaccination represents a key part of the strategy that has dramatically reduced the number of positive cases in our community.