The federal government has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. With this in mind, we are providing you with some important details for your consideration.
- The vaccine is the best protection against COVID-19.
- Parents, know your options and have a plan for your family.
- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is a child-sized dose.
- Will still be a two-dose series.
- Testing has shown that the vaccines are safe and very effective.
- Vaccinated children will be able to participate in more activities and attend more events.
When will the vaccine be available?
Sacramento County is getting ready to roll out the COVID vaccine November 4th. Children aged 5 to 11 will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at their pediatrician's office, pharmacies and other local vaccine clinics. You can find appointments here: https://myturn.ca.gov/ The Robla School District is also working with local agencies to provide a vaccine clinic in our community, and more details will be provided once the date and location are finalized.
How can I find out more information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children?
We realize that you may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. We have more information and Frequently Asked Questions on our COVID-19 Resources page, and we also have upcoming community information sessions and parent meetings scheduled. Your school's principal and teachers will also be sharing more information with you about the COVID-19 vaccine for children.
Community Information Sessions: We are planning parent information sessions in the coming weeks where you can learn more and get your questions answered. Please check our district events and this webpage for updated information about when information sessions will be scheduled.
Parents of English Learners Meeting | November 9, 5-6 p.m. | Zoom: On November 9th from 5-6 p.m. our Parents of English Learning Meeting will include an opportunity to ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccination for children, and a doctor from Hazel Health will be present to answer those questions. The Zoom link and additional information can be found in the flyer.
Wednesday, November 10th, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Oakdale School (3708 Myrtle Ave., North Highlands 95660)
Currently, the COVID-19 Vaccination is available for first & second doses for people who are 12 years old and older. Boosters also available for those who qualify:
- 65 or older, Health Care, Essential Workers, Immunocompromised
- Must have had Pfizer vaccine
- 6 months after second dose
- Bring vaccination card or a picture
Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can be made at myturn.ca.gov.
Bring documentation showing date of birth. A parent/guardian must be present at the time of vaccination. School IDs do not have the student's date of birth, but other documents showing date of birth include insurance cards, birth certificate, policies, etc.
More information is available on our COVID-19 Resources page.