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Evanston Township High School, in partnership with the City of Evanston Health and Human Services Department, is holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the school on Sept. 14 (dose 1) and Oct. 5 (dose 2).
For the convenience of ETHS students and staff, the clinic will be held onsite during the school day in room N112. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the clinic.
This event is open to all current ETHS students with a school ID. The event is also open to all district staff who have not yet been vaccinated. ETHS is not able to mandate vaccinations for students; however, an executive order from Governor J.B. Pritzker requires COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and staff at pre-K-12 schools.
Parents and guardians must provide consent for ETHS students under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine during the school day at the Sept. 14 and Oct. 5 clinics.
Parents and guardians should check their email for the registration and consent link for their student. If you need assistance in Spanish, contact the City of Evanston by calling 311 (within the City) or 847-448-4311.
Vaccine scheduling details
- Appointments are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will be excused from class or lunch to go to their confirmed appointment time.
- Vaccinations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Room N112 will be set up with student privacy in mind.
- Parents should use the emailed registration link to secure an appointment slot for each individual who needs one. A confirmation email will be sent to the address provided; guardians should forward the email confirmation to their student’s eths202.org address.
- Registrants should plan to attend both clinics, Sept. 14 and Oct. 5.
- Second dose appointments will be scheduled by the City of Evanston.
- Registrants must attend first and second dose dates or they will be responsible for obtaining the second dose through their doctor, pharmacy or other provider.
What to bring
To expedite the check-in process, follow these guidelines:
- Individuals must provide some form of identification.
- The student should bring a signed copy of the consent form.
- There is no charge for the vaccine. It is available to those without insurance and regardless of immigration status.
- Masks and social distancing are required.
If you have clinical questions about the vaccine or your child receiving it, please contact a pediatrician or trusted medical provider. If you have questions about the clinics, please contact the City of Evanston at 311 (847-448-4311). Appointments will not be accepted over the phone and must be made via the online registration form.
ETHS students and staff can expect that COVID-19 testing will be part of the school’s response efforts. Testing will be required for all unvaccinated individuals and testing is encouraged for vaccinated individuals who are symptomatic (see ETHS Contact Tracing Steps for more information). Unvaccinated students and staff will not be able to opt out of testing, including individuals with a medical or religious exemption for receiving the vaccine.
Any student or staff who is not fully vaccinated will need to get tested for COVID-19 at least once a week. ETHS will be sharing details about the testing process in the coming days. In the meantime, COVID-19 tests are widely available at no cost. View a list of testing sites in Illinois.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and provide the best protection for yourself and those around you. Getting vaccinated is the way to get back to our daily lives and the things we enjoy doing. Here is the ETHS video announcement for students and staff.
ETHS families should remember to complete the Proof of COVID Vaccination Form for Students once students are fully vaccinated. Please allow five school days for processing. Families can check the student’s myETHS account to confirm that ETHS has received your proof of vaccination. Teachers and select staff members will be able to view vaccination status to support contact tracing efforts.