MPS hosting walk-in vaccine clinics starting Monday
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Public Schools is hosting walk-in vaccine clinics at five schools beginning Monday, May 17.
Wisconsin residents aged 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. MPS is hosting the vaccination clinics in collaboration with the Milwaukee Health Department.
Today, 14-year-old Kahmari Matlock got his first dose.
“Since I got a vaccine I think stuff is protecting me now so I can go out and talk to people regularly," said Matlock.
To get the shot, the Reagan High School freshman, and his mother, stopped by Rogers Street Academy.
It’s one of five MPS schools the district has turned into community vaccination sites.
“I think it’s more warming and welcoming when a school district does it," said Matlock.
MPS hasn’t placed a goal on getting students vaccinated before school reopens in the Fall.
Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley said they’re trying to do their part right now.
“We want to make sure that our community is safe. We want to make sure our community is healthy," said Posley.
City health leaders say parents were emailed, and must sign, a consent form before their child gets vaccinated.
With this permission, parents would not have to be present.
“This is something that happens with other childhood immunizations where parents are able to review documents at home, fill them out and then bring them in for us," said Dr. Nick Tomaro, preparedness coordinator with the Milwaukee Health Department.
See the MPS schools, dates and times for the vaccination clinics, below.
Consent forms will also be available on site at each school.