Dallas ISD offers vaccine for ages 5 to 11, mask protocol remains


Dallas County recently lowered the COVID-19 risk level from red to orange as cases continue to decrease in our area. This week, the FDA released an approved vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11.

The district is partnering with various organizations to operate a series of vaccine clinics at various elementary schools, set to begin later this month.

Once students are fully vaccinated, there is a 6- to 8-week period before immunity is achieved. We understand the approaching holiday season is one of the highest transmission periods for virus spread.

As such, we are excited to offer a series of COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for ages 5 and up on a rotating basis this school year.

The following eight clinics will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 20, for the first dose, and Saturday, Dec. 11, for the second dose:

David G. Burnet Elementary School

3200 Kinkaid Drive, Dallas, TX 75220

Cedar Crest Elementary School

2020 Mouser St., Dallas, TX 75203

Gilbert Cuellar Sr. Elementary School

337 Pleasant Vista Drive, Dallas, TX 75217

Jerry R. Junkins Elementary School

2808 Running Duke Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006

Umphrey Lee Elementary School

7808 Racine Drive, Dallas, TX 75232

Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

5314 Boaz St., Dallas, TX 75209

Charles Rice Learning Center

2425 Pine St., Dallas, TX 75215

Solar Preparatory School for Girls

2617 N Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

Mask protocol remains

Data shows our mask requirement has helped keep the percentage of positive cases down, and Dallas ISD is one of the districts with the lowest transmission rates compared to districts without one. For now, we will continue the mask protocol for students, staff, and visitors inside facilities. However, the district will continue to monitor data and reassess in mid-December.

The safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority, and we will continue working closely with Dallas County Health and Human Services to reassess should the threat level continue to decrease or rise again.

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