Island Pediatric COVID clinic canceled

(Reporter file photo)

The intention to vaccinate Shelter Island students against COVID-19 and the Delta variant was planned, but few families signed up for children between the ages of 5 and 11, so the event is being rescheduled.

School Superintendent Brian Doelger, Ed.D., said he suspects the timing was too close to the holiday season for many families.

dr. Josh Potter originally offered to head the pediatric clinic at the Medical Center on Monday and a second admission to be scheduled at his office three weeks later.

Parents were asked last week to visit Dr. Potter, but few called, said Mr. goalkeeper.

There was no requirement for the students to be patients of Dr. Potter and the inoculations are free.

When the clinic is rescheduled, the message will be distributed through the school’s direct contact with families and will appear on the Reporter website.

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