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Marietta City Schools scheduling vaccine clinic as FDA authorization expected for Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11

The date as been tentatively scheduled for Nov. 6.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Marietta City Schools are making preparations because children 5 to11 may soon be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Wednesday, The White House released plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks. 

A letter was sent home to Marietta families letting parents know a vaccine clinic would be made available for those who are interested in getting the shots to their children. 

"This vaccine clinic for MCS students (ages 5-11) is tentatively scheduled for the morning of Saturday, November 6, 2021, and will be located at one of our elementary schools," said the letter from Superintendent Grant Rivera. "Please be advised that the date of our clinic may shift depending on the FDA approval and implementation timeline."

Parents who are interested were asked in the letter to fill out a survey by Oct. 25 to let the district know as they prep for the clinic.

"We will provide specific details about the vaccine clinic and registration following FDA approval," the letter indicated. 

The district is also planning to host a virtual family town hall with Cobb and Douglas Public Health prior to the vaccination registration deadline and clinic, so families can learn more about bout the Pfizer vaccine.