Things are getting back to normal. With the vaccinations being pushed out, most companies had asked employees to report back to the office as of June 1st.

Schools will have in-class sessions at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Widening the field of people eligible for vaccination was certainly a huge motivating factor in those decisions, and a local school district is looking to help get more kids vaccinated before the next school year.

In collaboration with Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s, Killeen ISD will open the doors of four campuses next week to allow children ages 12 and older to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

 The medical team from McLane Children’s will travel to four different campuses across the district to provide free service to the community.

Parents and guardians will need to be present for a child to receive the vaccine. Parents can bring their child during the designated hours (see flyer below) to receive the vaccine, and no appointment is necessary.

Each location will be staffed with a doctor and nurse to answer parents' questions about the vaccine. The sites will also stay open until 6:30 p.m. to accommodate working parents.

There will be a few opportunities for individuals to receive their first dose over the summer. The McLane Children’s staff will later return to the same campuses for the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine. They'll give your family the information you need after your child receives the first dose.

"KISD remains dedicated to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and is grateful to the staff of McLane Children’s and the Greater Killeen Community Clinic for their commitment to the health and safety of the community," Killeen ISD Spokeswoman Taina Maya said Wednesday. "Adults may also receive the vaccine during the designated times. The district does not require staff or students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine."

 Parents and guardians can speed up the process by signing up for a free MyBSWHeath account. You can find additional information and step-by-step directions on the KISD website:


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