Lake County to offer vaccines and boosters at select schools as COVID-19 cases rise

LAKE COUNTY. Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will continue offering COVID vaccines and boosters at select schools for eligible students, staff and community residents starting Tuesday.

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Anyone attending any of the vaccination events must bring an ID, and those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

FIRST DOSE

Jan. 4: Leesburg Elementary Cafeteria, 4-6 p.m.

Jan. 6: Triangle Elementary Media Center, 4-6 p.m.

Feb. 15: Sawgrass Bay Elementary Media Center, 4-6 p.m.

Feb. 17: Cypress Ridge Elementary Media Center, 4-6 p.m.

SECOND DOSE

Jan. 25: Leesburg Elementary Cafeteria, 4-6 p.m.

Jan. 27: Triangle Elementary Media Center, 4-6 p.m.

March 8: Sawgrass Bay Elementary Media Center, 4-6 p.m.

March 10: Cypress Ridge Elementary Media Center, 4-6 p.m.

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LCS employees return to work on Monday, Jan. 3, and students to school on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

The district said that a limited supply of BionaxNow rapid test kits had been distributed to all schools so that any student or employee with symptoms can be tested.

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Parents will still be notified if a child is directly exposed to a positive case while at school.

Parents can also check the school district’s COVID Dashboard for the latest on positive cases here.

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Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.