PHS Students, Parents Receive COVID Vaccine

Pfizer vaccines administered on April 9


Senior Kenzie Pickens receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine on April 9 in the Jack Stephens Gym.

Juliette Keefer, Editor

Over 150 students and parents received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, April 9 in the Jack Stephens Gym. All students at PHS over the age of 16, including those who are virtual, and parents, were notified on April 5 that vaccines would be administered April 9.

Many decided to get vaccinated for the safety of those around them.

“I decided to get vaccinated because I work with high risk people,” senior Laurel Sanders said. “And my grandparents are high risk.”

A total of five nurses administered shots. After receiving the shot, students and parents waited in the gym bleachers for 15 minutes to make sure there were no reactions. The overall process took approximately 30 minutes.

“I feel getting vaccinated helps us get one step closer to normal life,” said junior and virtual student Molly McLean. “I also wanted to get vaccinated because my grandpa has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), making him high risk.”

Wood County Schools arranged vaccination clinics at all high schools in the county. Pharmacist Tim Bond provided vaccines for students and parents.