Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition
The Phoenix Union High School District is proud to offer three opportunities for everyone 12 years of age and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine this summer. The first event will be on Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12, at 15 school locations across the valley. You can find a full list of locations in the press release below. The second event will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 9 & 10, at the same locations listed below. Each individual who attends this event will receive a free backpack and school supplies. We will post more information about this even in the coming weeks.
Our third vaccination event will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 30 & 31. These events will serve as health fairs and include sports physicals and other services for families. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.
Need a ride? We have partnered with LYFT to provide free rides to and from our vaccination events. After you register, call (602) 764-1500 to claim your transportation pass.
Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition
Phoenix Union and Partner Districts to Offer Three Youth Vaccination Events This Summer
PHOENIX, AZ – The Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) and its 13 partner elementary school districts will provide three opportunities this summer for all individuals 12 years of age and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In partnership with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Albertsons/Safeway, and Native Health, 15 schools will host vaccination Points of Dispensing (PODs) to serve the entire PXU footprint, including private and charter school students and families. The Safeway Foundation, UnitedHealthCare Community Plan, Feed the Children, Homeless Youth Connection, and other trusted community partners will provide additional resources and services.
“Our ongoing efforts to provide vaccination PODs stems from our collective desire to serve our entire community,” said PXU Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson. “The zip codes we serve have been some of the hardest hit in the nation by COVID-19 and some of the slowest to receive vaccine supply. It is our goal to provide continued access to this vital resource.”
The first Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition vaccination event will take place on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. Exact times will be determined based on demand. All individuals 12 years of age and older are encouraged to attend and can register in advance or simply walk in without an appointment. In addition, food boxes and other resources, such as feminine hygiene products, will be distributed during the event at no cost.
The same locations will reopen on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 to offer first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. During this event, all school-aged children will receive a free backpack and school supplies, while supplies last. All backpacks and school supplies were procured thanks to a $50,000 donation from UnitedHealthCare Community Plan.
As a culminating event, a third opportunity to receive the Pfizer vaccine will take place on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Initial plans are being developed to offer sports physicals, dental screenings, health check-ups, and other vaccines during this time. More details will be shared later this summer.
We would like to thank all of our staff, our volunteers, as well as our health and community partners for their support in making these events possible.
A list of regional locations for each event can be found below.
Academies at South Mountain
5401 S 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Alhambra High School
3839 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019
Bernard Black Elementary School
6550 S 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041
Betty H. Fairfax High School
8225 S 59th Ave, Laveen, AZ 85339
Camelback High School
4612 N 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Carl Hayden Community High School
3333 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Garfield Elementary School
811 N. 13th St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Herrera School for the Arts and Dual Language
1350 S 11th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Kings Ridge Preparatory Academy
3650 S 64th Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85043
Magnet Traditional School
2602 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Maryvale High School
3415 N 59th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85033
North High School
1101 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Osborn Middle School
1102 W Highland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Trevor G. Browne High School
7402 W Catalina Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85033
Wilson College Prep
3005 E Fillmore St, Phoenix, AZ 85008