FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Snider High School turned its auditorium into a vaccine clinic Tuesday morning for students age 16 and older.
Snider is just one of the Fort Wayne Community Schools helping vaccinate students in a district-wide partnership with the Meijer vaccine clinic.
Once students provided parent or guardian approval, they were eligible to leave class for a vaccine appointment.
Snider school nurse Colleen Wielosinski says she’s excited to see students making an effort to protect themselves and their families.
"Then they’ll protect their other fellow students in their classes as well, the more of them that get vaccinated," Wielosinski said. "So we’re calling them out of class, we’re bringing them down. I’m telling them that they’re all rock stars as they walk out the door because they’re getting the vaccine today. And we have a game plan for the return in three weeks."
Over 100 students at Snider got their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday, and more students are scheduled for their first dose Monday.