On Wednesday, May 26, Ridgefield High School’s Associated Student Body, or ASB Club, is hosting a free vaccination clinic for students and the general public. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., anyone aged 12 and older can receive a COVID vaccine in the RHS gym. Vaccines are free for everyone, and ID and health insurance are not required. A signed permission form from legal guardians is required for minors to receive a vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine will be available for people 12 years and older and requires two doses spaced 21 days apart. Second doses will be provided from 4 to 7 p.m. at the same location on Wednesday, June 16. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also available for people 18 years and older and only requires one dose.
“We are excited to be able to provide an opportunity for students and the community to get vaccinated right here at Ridgefield High School,” said senior Shelby Fisher, the school’s ASB President. “Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for anyone choosing to get vaccinated.”
“We believe that more people getting vaccinated will help quicken the return back to normal life,” said Emilea Stepaniuk, ASB vice president. “For students who plan to go to college in the fall, getting vaccinated is an admissions requirement at many schools.”
To sign up for a vaccination appointment at RHS, please register in advance with the Washington Department of Health here. Note that this online registration system works best when using either the Google Chrome or Safari web browsers. The Internet Explorer browser is known to have errors when accessing the signup form. The insurance information section of the signup is optional – you just have to select something for the “insurance type” field (selecting “no insurance” is an option). If you need any assistance scheduling an appointment, including language assistance services, you can call (888) 225-4625, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.