Robbinsdale Area Schools

Students, Staff, Families Invited to Attend Nov. 17 COVID Vaccine Clinics

Robbinsdale Area Schools, in partnership with Community Care Clinics of Minnesota, will be hosting mini-vaccination clinics at Armstrong and Cooper high schools, and Robbinsdale and Plymouth middle schools, on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The afternoon clinics will be for students and staff at those schools only, with an evening clinic open to staff, students over the age of 5 and their families.

At these clinics, staff and students will be able to receive their first or second dose, or booster of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Students and children aged 5 and older must have a completed parent consent form. A second clinic will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, for those needing their second dose of the COVID vaccine. More details on specific dates and times will be shared at a later time.

Those interested in attending the clinic are asked to fill out a sign-up form (Spanish and Somali) so organizers know roughly how many doses of the vaccine will be needed. However, sign-ups are not mandatory.

The mini-clinics will take place during the school day with minimum disruption to learning, with one evening session at Robbinsdale Middle School.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 clinics

  • For staff and students at these schools only:
    • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Armstrong and Cooper high schools 
    • 1:45-2:30 p.m.: Plymouth and Robbinsdale middle schools 
  • Clinic for any staff, students over the age of five, and their families:
    • 4-7 p.m.: Robbinsdale Middle School

What’s required?

  • Please fill out the sign-up form (Spanish and Somali) so organizers know how many doses of the vaccine will be needed for the event. However, sign-ups are not mandatory.
  • Parents/guardians must sign the parent consent form, and students should bring the signed copy with them on their vaccination day. Staff, students and family members who are aged 18 or older do not need parental consent to be vaccinated but need to sign a consent form themselves. 
  • Parents/guardians can also email completed consent forms. Schools will provide building-specific details with a follow-up message in the next day or two, including where to email the form.
  • Vaccines will NOT be given to students who do not have a signed consent form.
  • Individuals MUST be at least 5 years old on the day of their vaccination.

Important to know

  • The clinics will provide the Pfizer vaccine only, which has been approved for people who are age 5 or older.
  • Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine can be administered 21 days (3 weeks) after the first dose. 
  • COVID-19 vaccination is free and does not require insurance.
  • People with a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to any vaccine or injectable (intramuscular or intravenous) medication OR any component of the COVID-19 vaccine should consult with their health provider to assess risk prior to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone else with severe allergic reactions to foods, oral medications, latex, pets, insects, and environmental triggers may get vaccinated.
  • People should not attend a vaccination clinic if:
    • They have had COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
    • They have any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • They are currently in quarantine due to close contact exposure.

We encourage you to visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information on COVID-19 vaccines, or check out the CDC’s vaccine question and answer webpage.