FoundCare, Inc. will host a Back-to-School Vaccine Event on Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Pediatric North office (5205 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 150, West Palm Beach). The free event is open to all vaccine-eligible children ages 12 and older. Parents are invited and encouraged to get vaccinated with their children.
Children will receive dose one of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the July 31 event. Pfizer-BioNTech is authorized for use in children ages 12 to 18 by the CDC. Parents are asked to bring their children’s COVID vaccine records, as well as their own, if they have received the first shot. Second doses will be scheduled for administration at the same location on Saturday, August 21. Students who receive a vaccine will get a backpack filled with school supplies while supplies last. Children must be present to receive a free backpack.
Pre-registration is now open for the Back-to-School Vaccine Event. Parents are strongly encouraged to pre-register all vaccine-eligible children online here. Pre-registration will close on Thursday, July 29. Although pre-registration is strongly encouraged, on-site registration will also be available.
“We want to make sure students are prepared for the new school year,” said FoundCare CEO Yolette Bonnet. “We especially want to be sure they are vaccinated against COVID and are able to start the first day of school with the supplies they need. FoundCare was the first drive-through testing site in Palm Beach County at the start of the pandemic and we have been a trusted provider throughout. We hope families will use this opportunity to ensure their students are best positioned for success and good health in this pivotal academic year.”
Sponsors for the event include Sullivan Benefits/OneDigital, Palm Health Foundation and the Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation.
FoundCare accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income. For more information about the free vaccine event and general information about FoundCare’s services, please call 561-HEALTHY (561) 432-5849 or visit http://foundcare.org.