Elementary COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics 

November 12, 19, and 23 during the school day   

With federal health officials now recommending that children ages 5 to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19, School District U-46 is hosting optional vaccine clinics at all 40 of its elementary schools before the Thanksgiving holiday.

The clinics will allow students ages 5 to 11 to be vaccinated with the pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine during the school day. For a student to participate, their parent or guardian must register them for the first and second dose of the vaccine, and submit a consent form to their school nurse at least 24 hours before their appointment. 

There is no mandate for students to participate, it is completely optional and free. 

The vaccine clinics will start at 13 of our elementary schools on Friday, Nov. 12, with another 13 schools hosting clinics on Friday, Nov. 19, and the final 14 holding their events on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Because the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses, students will receive their second shot about three weeks after their first one, also at school. 

More information about our elementary COVID-19 vaccine clinics including schedule and registration links can be found at u-46.org/covidclinics

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The Literacy Connection, an organization dedicated to adult literacy, is currently seeking local volunteers to tutor adults in Basic Reading or English as a Second Language. To learn more, attend a free one-hour orientation delivered synchronously over Zoom followed by tutor training. The tutor training is instructor-led remotely, with both online and out-of-classroom assignments and fulfills the 12-hour requirement to become a Literacy Tutor.

To register or for more information, call 847-742-6565, visit our website at elginliteracy.org to complete a Volunteer Interest Form, or email info@elginliteracy.org.