RUTLAND NORTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION
49 Court Drive, Brandon, Vermont 05733
802.247.5757 – www.rnesu.org
...dedicated to the development of character, competence, creativity and community.
Nov. 3, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians
As the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-18 is now available, the Vermont Department of Health is offering two vaccination clinics in RNESU schools: Otter Creek Academy at Leicester School and at Neshobe School. The school based clinics will be open only on the following dates and if you wish your child to be vaccinated at school, you must register on the state website VDH COVID-19 portal This is a link to the registration portal. Parents should only register for the 11/18 or the 11/22 clinic. They will be then be automatically scheduled for the second dose on the day of the 11/18 clinic as part of the exit process.
Parents may also call the Vermont Department of Health instead of registering online at 855-722-7878, Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. to register and give consent.
There are limited slots at the school based clinics. If you wish to have your child vaccinated at school, please log on and register as soon as possible. All RNESU students, ages, 5-18,may attend the school vaccination clinics.
OCA at Leicester School Nov 18 (1st dose with the second dose scheduled for Dec 9)
Neshobe School Nov. 22 (with the second dose scheduled for Dec. 6)
This is an optional clinic. You may instead choose to go to your pediatrician, a pharmacy or a state sponsored clinic elsewhere. We have agreed to host this clinic at each school as a convenience to parents, but no child will receive a vaccination without your registration and consent.
Information about the vaccine:
What You Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids from the Vermont Department ofHealth, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Project and the Vermont Chapter of theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics.
Local Pediatrician Online Conversations on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids organized by the Vermont Department of Health.
Pfizer BioNTech Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers (EUA) - FDA's Emergency Use Authorization for use in individuals 12 years of age and older.
American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter Town Halls on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
The AAP Vermont Chapter is inviting Vermont families to join them for a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines for children from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom on the below dates. Please share this information with your school communities as appropriate. Check the AAP website for updates as additional dates are scheduled.
Monday, November 8th with Leah Costello, M.D. (So. Burlington) - Nov. 8 Zoom link
Wednesday, November 10th with Elizabeth Richards, M.D. (Brattleboro) - Nov. 10 Zoom link
Tuesday, November 16th with Josh Kantrowitz, M.D. ( St. Johnsbury) - Nov. 16 Zoom link
Monday, November 22nd with Colleen Moran, M.D. (Lamoille) - Nov. 22 Zoom link
Please let us know if you have any questions.