Hundreds of Norwalk high schoolers get COVID-19 vaccine

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NORWALK — Hundreds of Norwalk Public School students 16 and older received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Stamford on Sunday.

The clinic was organized by NPS in partnership with Community Health Centers, Inc., which has a mass vaccination clinic established in the parking lot of the former Lord & Taylor in Stamford.

As of Wednesday, about 300 students were registered for the clinic, with an additional 350 appointments still available, CHC Regional Vice President Amy Taylor said previously.

Bus transportation was provided for students if needed. Guardian consent was required at the time of registration for students 16 and 17 to receive the vaccine, but the guardians were not required to be at the clinic.

The clinic was the first in a series of partnerships CHC has planned with school districts around Fairfield County, including Danbury and Stamford, Taylor said.

Taylor encouraged students to treat the clinic as a celebration, decorating their vehicles and bringing posters or banners to mark the occasion.

NPS students received the Pfizer vaccine as it is the only coronavirus vaccine approved for use in people under 18.

abigail.brone@hearstmediact.com