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FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for young children

PSJA ISD continues to be an approved vaccine provider, looks forward to extending efforts to five years and older 


PHARR – The news of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine being approved for children by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 comes at a time when Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD continues to provide periodic first, second and third/booster vaccines to the community at large.  


As one of the largest school districts in the Rio Grande Valley, PSJA ISD takes pride in being among few school districts approved as COVID-19 vaccine providers by the State of Texas.  


“News of the COVID Vaccine approved for young children earlier today brings hope that this pandemic will soon end,” said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “We will continue to be trailblazers with the experienced team of nurses and health professionals we have here at PSJA ISD.” 


Thanks to efforts by the PSJA Health Services Department, PSJA ISD has administered more than 40,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to students, parents, staff, and the community during clinics held at PSJA facilities since January 2021.  


The district looks forward to offering the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to young children as soon as it is able to in the coming weeks.