The Lakewood Board of Education, in partnership with CHEMED, is offering a COVID-19 vaccine for all children ages 12 and older, becoming the first school district in New Jersey to offer the vaccine to this age group.
As of Thursday, May 13th, the age at which one can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey was lowered to 12 years old, after clinical studies showed that the vaccine is 100% effective in this population and is well tolerated by the body, with almost no side effects having been observed.
All Lakewood students age 12 and older, from both public and private schools, are eligible to receive the vaccine, which will be administered on Sunday, May 23rd between 9 AM and 1 PM, on Tuesday, May 25th between 3 PM and 7 PM, and Wednesday, May 26th between 3 PM and 7 PM, at CHEMED’s vaccination site located at the Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood.
The CDC recommends that everyone 12 and older should receive the vaccine to protect against COVID-19, and because widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic once and for all.
To register a child age 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, click here.