FCS kicks off the week with vaccination clinic

Frayser Community Schools kicked off our week of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday.

FCS partnered with ShotRX to provide students and staff the opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Danielle Wright works with ShotRX. She helped keep students calm as they received the vaccine at Humes Middle School.

“It is very important for us to try to get everyone vaccinated to get that herd immunity so that we can kind of stop some of these variants,” Dr. Wright explained. “Right now we just don’t have enough people vaccinated.”

The COVID-19 vaccine is available for ages 5 and up.

“The kids’ vaccine is effective for them,” Dr. Wright said. “Even though it’s a newer vaccine, they reformulated and decreased the dosage. It really is safe for them.”

If you were not able to participate in the vaccination clinic at Humes, there are still two opportunities.

Westside Middle School will have a vaccination clinic Wednesday and Martin Luther King College Preparatory High School will have their clinic Thursday.

A few reminders before you get vaccinated:

  • If you have already received a vaccine dosage, please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card. Your vaccination card shows which vaccine you’ve already received.
  • If you want your student to get vaccinated, a consent form is required. Please make sure to completely fill out the form.
  • Booster shots are available.

To get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit ShotRX or the Shelby County Health Department.