Chicago Area: Volunteers Needed to Help Give Kids the Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines at School Clinics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently endorsed a recommendation to vaccinate children ages five to 11 against COVID-19 with vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech. This recommendation followed the CDC’s independent vaccine advisers voting unanimously in favor of the child-sized doses of the vaccine for younger children.
A school located vaccine clinic (SLVC) called Health4Chicago (H4C) will be bringing pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to Chicago schools and seeks volunteers. Medical student volunteers are needed to help constitute the vaccine and physician volunteers will provide the injections for children.
If you are interested in volunteering to help bring the COVID-19 vaccines to schools and community events in Chicago, please contact Jen Burns of Health4Chicago (H4C) at 773-370-6383 or send an email.
- View this flyer for more information.
- Access this link for a spread sheet calendar that includes a list of schools that Ms. Burns has scheduled for vaccine clinics in need of volunteers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SC7b4Ko-uqYxiDGeBk7Qzi-rIDBZ1jc4BDPYPKARweY/edit?usp=sharing (More events will be added to the calendar so check back often.)
- Access this link that includes educational materials on Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine storing, reconstitution and dosing: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OImsWnqDfkOf2GvWByuA8ahSLpmVqjOw?usp=sharing
Please note: Physicians are advised to check with their liability carrier regarding coverage options for volunteer services.