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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit School District said it’s had enough interest in the COVID-19 vaccine to begin vaccinating students at in-school clinics.

The first clinic will take place Thursday, April 29, 2021. The second dose will be given three weeks later on Thursday, May 20.

The Jackson County Health Department will administer the Pfizer vaccine to students at the district’s three high schools. Students at Summit Ridge Academy will receive shots at Lee’s Summit West. Miller Park students will receive vaccinations at Lee’s Summit High School, according to the district.

The Pfizer vaccine is the only one with Emergency Use Authorization from the Federal Drug Administration to be used in teenagers as young as 16.

Vaccines are not required at this time. Only students with parent or guardian permission will be vaccinated.

You can schedule an appointment and complete a consent form for your student online. If you have more than one eligible student, you will need to complete the form for each teenager. The deadline to complete the process is noon on April 28, 2021.

The school district said building leaders will be in contact with additional information about what to expect on the day your student is vaccinated.