Rumor Mill - May 18, 2021

  • Rumor Mill

    Published May 18, 2021

    I’ve heard the district will be holding mass vaccination clinics for students and that the district be administering vaccines to children without parent consent. Is this true?

    No and no. There appears to be false and misleading information circulating on social media about this topic.

    Here are the facts:

    • WCS is not requiring anyone to get the vaccine.
    • WCS is not providing the vaccine.
    • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently expanded its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine for anyone who is at least 12 years old.
    • There are approximately 40 sites in Williamson County available to administer the vaccine.
    • Vaccine providers can be found on the federal Vaccine Finder website.
    • Anyone who is fully vaccinated is not required to quarantine if they remain asymptomatic since the time of exposure to COVID-19.

    The purpose of this section is to answer any questions parents, teachers or community members might have regarding the school district and to set the record straight in regards to any rumors that might be circulating. If you have a question or have heard a rumor that you would like for us to address, simply EMAIL US your questions and we will respond to them in upcoming issues of InFocus.