Hennepin County is offering vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11 in Eden Prairie.
Vaccines will be available at Central Middle School, 8025 School Road, from 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8, and at Oak Point Elementary, 13400 Staring Lake Parkway, from 3-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6.
The clinics will occur outside the school day and require parent/guardian consent. A parent or guardian must accompany minors ages 5-11.
Appointments are preferred. A limited number of walk-ins will be accepted.
People can pre-register and schedule an appointment for all Hennepin County vaccine events by clicking here. Or, they can call the county’s COVID-19 vaccine navigator phone line at 612-348-8900, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Brett Johnson, the Eden Prairie School District’s senior director of communications and community relations, said the county organized the clinics. Eden Prairie Schools is providing the location and communication. The district does not manage the scheduling or administration of the vaccine.
Johnson said vaccinated students have more opportunities to stay in school and avoid a lengthy quarantine where they would have to learn from home.
“Families have told us that a quarantine makes their lives complicated as they balance their jobs while having a child at home for an extended period of time,” Johnson stated in an email. “Teachers also want to see each of their students every school day. Being fully vaccinated is the best way to ensure that a student can stay in school.”
For more information on the district’s safe learning plan, click here.
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