COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

  • COVID-19 vaccine information

    COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for ACPS High School Students

    High school students ages 16 and older can get their free COVID vaccinations at school during the regular school day thanks to a partnership between Alachua County Public Schools and the Alachua County Health Department. Students ages 16 and older are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and effective for teens. The vaccine is delivered in two doses, about three weeks apart. The dates for each school are below.

    Buchholz High School: Thursday, April 22 at 9 a.m. and Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m.

    Eastside High School: Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. and Friday, May 21 at 9 a.m.

    Gainesville High School: Thursday, April 22 at 9 a.m. and Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m.

    Hawthorne High School: Monday, April 26 at 11 a.m. and Monday, May 17 at 11 a.m. [Time Updated]

    Newberry High School: Monday, April 26 at 9 a.m. and Monday, May 17 at 9 a.m.

    PAM @ Loften High School: Monday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. and Monday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m.

    Santa Fe High School: Tuesday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m.

    Digital Academy students can participate at their high school. Digital Academy students will need to remain on-site for 15 minutes following the vaccination. To limit the number of visitors on campus, parents will not be present for the clinics.

    Vaccine Consent Forms

    Students ages 16 and 17 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian for each vaccination. Students 18 and older may sign their own forms. 

    These forms should be submitted to your school within 10 days of each vaccination clinic. Students can bring the form with them on the day of their school’s clinic if necessary, although we ask that you return the form ahead of time to help your school and the Health Department organize the clinics. Again, the consent form must be signed for a student to receive the vaccine. 

    Use the links below to download the form and other information about the vaccine. You can contact your child’s school to request a hard copy of the consent packet.

    1. COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form 
    2. Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
    3. DOH Notice of Privacy Practice

    Consent Form Packet - Spanish Version 

    If you have any questions, please contact cowlespa@gm.sbac.edu or call (352) 955-6954.

    Vaccine appointments are available for all individuals 16 and older with the Alachua County Health Department.

    Learn more about vaccine availability, vaccine safety, and how vaccines work from UF Health and the CDC.

Other COVID-19 Vaccine Options

Updated Quarantine Guidelines

  • To align with recommendations from the CDC and our Scientific Medical Advisory Committee, anyone who is fully vaccinated will no longer need to quarantine after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. People are considered fully protected two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

    After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places and at work like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds when possible. Check out the CDC guidance for When You've Been Fully Vaccinated to learn more.