AASA Releases Survey Findings on School-Based Vaccination Clinics

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AASA Releases Survey Findings on School-Based Vaccination Clinics

During the first two weeks of December, AASA surveyed hundreds of superintendents across the U.S. to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 clinics for students in school districts. The data sought to gauge the interest of district leaders in continuing to host COVID-19 clinics and clinics for other vaccine-preventable diseases, and identifying the challenges of doing so.

Today, we are excited to release that data as two colorful infographics that we encourage you to share with your community; COVID-19 Clinics in K-12 Schools and School-Based Vaccination Programs During and Beyond the Pandemic.

Among the key findings:

  • 53% of districts respondents indicated they were currently offering COVID vaccine clinics for kids ages 5-11
  • 68% of districts respondents hosted vaccination clinics for students ages 12-17.
  • 50% of districts hosted vaccination clinics for students ages 5-11 and 12-17. 
  • 52% of district partnered with local health agencies to host vaccination clinics. 
  • 40% of superintendents indicated they would continue to hold additional or on going COVID-19 clinics for students. 

Superintendents have a critical role to play in complying with state childhood vaccination requirements, expanding the availability of required childhood vaccinations and enabling vulnerable students the opportunity to be vaccinated in school. With the introduction of this data, we hope it helps your district to implement these school-based clinics.