Princeton schools to turn Viking Village into vaccination clinic

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Princeton schools to turn Viking Village into vaccination clinic

 
 
 
 

As Princeton City Schools prepares to welcome back students Thursday, Lisa Cobbs was all smiles Monday afternoon. Her grandson is about to begin his freshman year at Princeton High School.

"Ninth grade. Four years to go," Cobbs said.

 

Cobbs said she's hoping for some peer pressure when it comes to him getting vaccinated.

"Parents, they don't listen to us but, ya know, he will man up if another guy mans up," Cobbs said.

Princeton schools and the Healthcare Connection are making it easier for students, staff and parents to get vaccinated if they want to.

Like they did this past Saturday, they will be turning Viking Village into a vaccination clinic Aug. 14 and 21. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to those 12 and older.

"It's such a personal choice for people, so we understand everyone's not going to get it, but for us not to have an opportunity to say, 'Hey listen, you don't have to go very far. You can some right here, home, Viking Village and we'll certainly help you out,'" Superintendent Tom Burton said.

The district is asking that people register ahead of time. You can do so by clicking here.

As far as masking goes at Princeton, students in pre-k through sixth grade will be required to mask up. It's optional for the older kids, but Burton is encouraging it.

"Let's mask up. Let's get this out of our region, out of our state, out of the country, out of the world and really get kids working collaboratively with teachers to learn and grow," Burton said.

Burton said extra cleaning protocols implemented last school year will remain and they're ready to reset, refocus and restart the school year.