December 6, 2021

RE: Community Health Center of SEK to provide COVID vaccine for ages 5 – 11

On Tuesday, December 14, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Fort Scott Middle School Community Room (south side of the middle school), Community Health Center of SEK (CHC) will be providing COVID-19 vaccines for students between the ages of 5 – 11.  If families are interested in having their child vaccinated, the parent/guardian will need to bring their child to the middle school and be present for the administration of the vaccine.  Included is the consent form that will need to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian for your child to receive the vaccine.  Families will also need proof of insurance if they have it.  Also included is a letter from Dr. Bean, the Chief Clinical Officer for CHC.

Vaccines and booster vaccines will also be available for older students and adults at this clinic.

USD 234 is NOT requiring students or staff to be vaccinated to attend school, and there has not been any discussion or interest expressed in making this a requirement in the future.  Also, the COVID testing being provided by USD 234 in the Test to Stay and Learn program is NOT mandatory but is optional if families choose to utilize the testing program to remain in school during their quarantine.  The school district received funding for an additional staff person so that on-site COVID testing would be an available option to students and staff.

If you have questions about the COVID vaccine, contact your health provider or Community Health Center at (620) 223-8040.  If you have questions about the clinic, you can contact your child’s nurse.

CHC Dr. Bean Pediatric Vaccine Letter

CHC COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

CHC COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form (Spanish)

Respectfully,

Ted Hessong

Superintendent

USD 234 – Fort Scott Schools