Letter to Parents/Guardians of Students About COVID-19 Vaccines Template

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Instructions: To send this letter to parents/guardians in your school community, copy and paste this content onto your school district/school letterhead, modifying it as needed to account for the situation in your district.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

[Insert school district/school name] is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that free COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone ages 6 months and older.

How to find COVID-19 vaccines:

You have a few easy ways to find free COVID-19 vaccines near you:

  • Go to vaccines.gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829

  • Call 1-800-232-0233

Consent: 

Students in our district who are under the age of [Insert age] must have parental/guardian consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. [Insert an explanation of how parents/guardians can give consent. Explain any exemptions to the requirement, such as the ability to self-consent for minors who are emancipated, homeless, or living apart from their parent or guardian.]  

About the COVID-19 vaccines: 

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the virus that causes COVID-19. The available COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe, and highly effective against severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines for children have been through rigorous testing and thorough review by the FDA and CDC. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Questions:  

If you have any questions, contact [Insert school district/school name] at [Insert phone number] or the [Insert local health department] at [Insert phone number]. Thank you for helping to keep our students and staff safe.  

Sincerely, 

[Insert school district/school signature block]