“Those who were not interested in receiving the vaccine had already received it or do not intend to get vaccinated,” Garcia said.
The district plans to continue to partner with Walgreens and other agencies to hold additional vaccination events in the future, Garcia said.
Additionally, Curative Health Services, in partnership with FUSD, continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for the community. For more information regarding Curative COVID-19 testing and to make an appointment, visit COVID-19 Testing and Health Services | Curative.
FUSD provides COVID-19 testing to students and employees Monday through Thursday from 1-5 p.m. at the five comprehensive high schools.
The district received 3,761 responses to the survey within one week, and 16 percent of parents indicated that they would be interested in having their student vaccinated. Additionally, 11 percent said that they or another adult in the household were interested in receiving the vaccine, said Michael Garcia, the FUSD’s director of family and community engagement.
On Sept. 18, FUSD held a vaccination event at Fontana High School in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy, and 400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were offered.
As of mid-September, there have been 5,578 cases of youth (ages 5-19) being infected with COVID-19 within the boundaries of the FUSD since the pandemic began early last year, according to San Bernardino County health officials.