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Phoenix Union and partners to offer 3 youth vaccination events this summer

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PHOENIX — Children 12 years of age and older will have the chance to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 shot at three separate youth vaccination events scheduled over separate weekends this summer, officials announced Thursday.

Fourteen schools will host vaccination sites to serve the entire Phoenix Union High School District footprint, including private and charter students and families, in partnership with Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Albertsons/Safeway and Native Health.

Additional resources and services will be provided by the Safeway Foundation, UnitedHealthCare, Feed the Children and other community partners.

“Our ongoing efforts to provide vaccination PODs stems from our collective desire to serve our entire community,” Dr. Chad Gestson, PXU superintendent, said in a press release.

“The zip codes we serve have been some of the hardest hit in the nation by COVID-19 and some of the slowest to receive vaccine supply. It is our goal to provide continued access to this vital resource.”

Events to receive the vaccine will be held June 11 and 12, July 9 and 10, and July 30 and 31. Exact times will be determined based on demand.

Food boxes and other resources such as feminine hygiene products will also be distributed at the event.

All people 12 years of age and older are encouraged to attend the Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition event and can register in advance or walk in without an appointment.

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