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. COVID continues to pose a risk to members of our school community. Your child is best protected against possibly getting very sick when they stay up to date with their COVID vaccine. We encourage you to talk to your child’s vaccine or health care provider about when they need to get their next COVID vaccine dose.

About the COVID vaccines

Everyone 6 months or older should get vaccinated against COVID. Staying up to date with your COVID vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the virus that causes COVID. The available COVID vaccines are safe and work well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID. The COVID vaccines for children have been through rigorous testing and thorough review by the FDA and CDC. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus.


Students in our district who are under the age of [Insert age] must have parental/guardian consent to receive a COVID 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.]  

How to find COVID vaccines

To find vaccines near you, go to vaccines.gov.


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.  


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