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CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools are now vaccinating students and their families to prepare for the upcoming school year.

The district will offer vaccines at three school sites: Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Avalon Park will host a vaccination clinic on Tuesdays; Theodore Roosevelt High School in Albany Park will offer the vaccine on Wednesdays and Michele Clark High School in the city’s Austin neighborhood will offer the vaccine on Thursdays. Sites will open 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. daily.

Families seeking additional information and registration should visit Appointments will be available through an online portal, and walk-ins will also be accepted.

The vaccine is free, and no proof of insurance nor citizenship is required to get vaccinated. A parent or guardian is required to be present during COVID-19 vaccination for anyone under 18.

Currently, all students ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and students 18 and older are also eligible for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

More than 50,000 children have been vaccinated in the city so far, but this move aims to improve access and ease fears about the shot.

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