BGHS to offer onsite COVID vaccine clinic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Med Center Health is doing an on-site vaccine clinic at Bowling Green High School Wednesday for students ages 16 and older. 

They will be giving out the Pfizer vaccine and also coming back for their follow up dose. There are nearly 600 students who meet the age requirement for the vaccine, and they hope to have as many as possible. Staff say they are not requiring the vaccine for next year. 

Melinda Joyce, vice president of Corporate Support Services at Med Center Health says that students need to sign up in advance so they have appropriate staffing numbers and enough of the vaccine. 

To sign up, students can click here. Those under the age of 18 will need to get a parent consent form signed. 

“We want to have as safe of a learning environment as we possibly can. And to be able to offer this to our students and their families in a convenient location, a convenient time, and help students feel as safe as they possibly can at school,” said BGHS Principal Kyle McGraw.  

“I think in the summertime, people want to get together with their friends, having activities, and doing things like they’ve always done in the summertime. And being able to vaccinate a large number of those 16 and older will really help us move towards that direction,” said Joyce. 

Joyce also said they are still taking vaccine appointments at the Med Center. To make an appointment, you can text ‘COVID’ to 270- 796-4400.