EastLake Middle School
Students at EastLake Middle School getting vaccinated. Photo via @SUHSD Twitter

The Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista announced Friday it has made vaccines available to all students 12 and older and staff who desire to be vaccinated.

Its first vaccination event for the new age cohort began Friday morning at EastLake Middle School and ran through 2 p.m. There will be more vaccination events at the districts’ schools next week.

“We are proud to be part of the effort to vaccinate the Sweetwater Community,” said Superintendent Moises Aguirre. “We are proud to have partnered with local stakeholders and have utilized our resources in efforts to ensure our students, staff, and their families have the opportunity to be vaccinated.  Vaccination is the most critical safeguard we can take to prepare to fully reopen schools this fall.”

Signups are available on the Sweetwater District website at www.sweetwaterschools.org.

— City News Service contributed to this article

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