Below are frequently asked questions that can help you better understand the vaccination clinics offered by Prince George’s County Public Schools.
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Prince George’s County began Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes educators and support staff on Monday, January 18. Vaccinations will begin Saturday, January 30 at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex by appointment only. A clinic will open at the Kaiser Permanente Lanham Rehabilitation Center next week. The vaccination clinics are expected to run for six to eight weeks.
Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover is open for appointments starting January 30, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Lanham Rehabilitation Center in Lanham is open for appointments next week; more information is forthcoming on the available dates and times.
All employees received an email from the Chief Executive Officer with registration information and their designated vaccination site.
Yes, this opportunity is open to all PGCPS employees. In the registration section, list the address of your work location and remember to bring PGCPS work identification card or another form of employment verification (i.e., printed pay stub) to the appointment.
Available appointment slots will be emailed to employees weekly. The clinics are expected to run for six to eight weeks.
Yes. If you already have an appointment to receive the vaccine, please keep it. You will receive a card to show proof of vaccination. Please show that to your supervisor to ensure you receive paid leave on your scheduled appointment date.
Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being used based upon availability. When you arrive at the designated facility to receive your vaccine, please check with the health care provider regarding the type.
Vaccinations will be distributed at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex and the Kaiser Permanente Lanham Rehabilitation Center. Employees received an email with a link to register at their respective site. Central office and school-based staff are assigned to the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Support staff is assigned to the Kaiser Permanente Lanham Rehabilitation Center.
There is no cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
PGCPS is giving employees paid leave on the day of the appointment or the Monday afterwards, depending on their designated group.
Employees may submit leave via Oracle Self-Service with the appropriate absence code (Other Leave/Vaccination) and relevant details. Please keep proof of vaccination for documentation.
Yes, as long as you provide proof of vaccination.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is not requiring the vaccination for educators. Receiving the vaccination is a personal decision.
Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using protective measures, including covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often and staying at least 6 feet away from others.