Woburn announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics for public school students

WOBURN, Mass. — Woburn is partnering with Massachusetts General Brigham to offer first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Woburn Public School students ages 12 and older, according to a release from the city on Tuesday.

The first clinic will be May 27 at Woburn Memorial High School and the other two are scheduled for May 28 at Kennedy Middle School and Joyce Middle School.

The clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine, which will be given during the school day.

Students must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on May 26 and students ages 12 to 17 must bring a signed parental consent form to their appointment.

“This is an important step in our return to school, and we are fortunate to have such great relationships that allow this to happen,” said Matthew Crowley, Superintendent of Schools. “It has been a challenging 15 months for all of the students, families, staff, and community -- but together we have done well, and I look forward to brighter days ahead.”

Residents with questions about the clinic or the Pfizer vaccine may contact the Woburn Board of Health Nurse at (781) 897-5928.

The vaccine is not required, but it is encouraged, the release said. Licensed nurses will give the vaccine and watch all students for a minimum of 15 minutes after they get their shot.

The second dose of the vaccine will be given at school approximately three weeks from the date of the first vaccine, the release said. Those dates aren’t yet announced.