COVID-19: What Buffalo Parents Need to Know About Returning to School [List]
Buffalo Schools released its plan to manage COVID-19 during the 2021-2022 school year, which begins on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Buffalo Schools Superintendent Dr. Cash released a letter detailing the district's plans. As of now, all students and staff are expected to head back to classrooms for in-school learning five days a week, full-time.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that young people ages 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. They are able to take the Pfizer vaccine. According to its website, the CDC says the vaccine is safe and essential for youth ages 12 and over,
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, which includes studies in adolescents.
- Your child will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot.
- Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
- Your child may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit or without waiting 14 days between vaccines.
If you are looking to get your child (ages 12 or older vaccinated), the Erie County Department of Health is offering the Pfizer vaccine at an upcoming pop-up vaccination event:
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Northtown Community Center (1615 Amherst Manor Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221) from 8 am to 12 pm. At this pop-up event, only the Pfizer vaccine will be administered.
You can also get a vaccine at home by calling (716)858-2929 or visiting http://erie.gov/vax, which is also where you can register for the pop-up event above.