Video: Dr. Omar Matuk-Villazon with the University of Houston’s College of Medicine answers common COVID-19 vaccine questions
Still have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?
You’re in luck. Spring ISD recently sat down with Dr. Omar Matuk-Villazon with the University of Houston’s College of Medicine for a Q&A session regarding some of the most common questions and concerns about the vaccine. The district is highlighting segments of the video on social media, as well.
You can watch the entire educational video with the pediatrician here.
In addition, the district has an ongoing partnership with Harris County Public Health to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during Spring ISD Athletic Department training camps, with remaining dates for the summer at Westfield High School.
Harris County Public Health will conduct weekly vaccination events every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students, parents, staff, and community members during Spring ISD athletic department training camps at Westfield High School (16713 Ella Blvd.) through Aug. 5.
In Texas, everyone age 12 and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. While all vaccines are authorized for people 16 and older, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people 12 and older. Getting vaccinated is free and does not require insurance.
In addition, the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses spaced three weeks apart. You or your student will need to return for a second dose, and the details will be provided after your first vaccination.
Finally, any parent/guardian accompanying a student who also wishes to be vaccinated will be offered that opportunity as long as there is enough supply. No appointment is required.