A vaccination clinic for Evanston students age 16 and over has now been expanded to include those ages 12-to-15.

School Districts 202 and 65 posted the announcement Friday afternoon.

On Wednesday, the federal Food and Drug Administration approved use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the younger age group.

So the Saturday, May 22, clinic will now cover any student from District 202 or District 65 age 12 and above. Private school students in Evanston are also eligible, as are unvaccinated staff members from the public and private institutions.

The clinic, in partnership with Walgreens, will be held at the Evanston Township High School field house, with the second dose given at the same location on June 12.

There is no charge for the shots.

Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Vaccinations will be scheduled first come, first served. To register and sign up for a time slot, use this link.

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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