TULSA, Oklahoma. – Secondary students in Tulsa public schools are no longer required to wear a mask in school buildings.
The district says there has been enough time for older students to get vaccinated. The same adjustments will likely be made for younger students next semester.
Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine has only been approved for emergency use authorization since the end of October. The district wants to give more time to parents of children aged 5 to 11 to get them vaccinated.
Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine is a series of two doses given at least 3 weeks apart. If cases remain stagnant, the district will no longer expect elementary, middle and high school students to wear masks in school buildings from January 4.
In an effort to immunize more students, the district organized immunization clinics for district students and their families. At a school board meeting in November, superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist said they had received a broad response.
“When we have them, we have hundreds of people coming. The clinic we had last weekend welcomed over 600 people to get vaccinated. A huge proportion of those 600 were children, ”said Dr Gist.
In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, the district announced that it would be holding an immunization event at the Education Center on Saturday, December 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To make an appointment on the district website, CLICK HERE.
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