Halifax County Schools will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and pop-up giveaway on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at William R. Davie STEM Academy.
The school is located at 4391 Highway 158 outside Roanoke Rapids.
Halifax County Schools has partnered with North Carolina Central University, the Halifax County Health Department, Lily's Boutique and Halifax County Schools Greenleaf Farm for this event. The purpose of this event is to provide families in the community with the opportunity to receive an abundance of supplies and free resources.
Families will have the opportunity to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations which will be administered by the health department.
Students between the ages of 12-17 who receive the COVID-19 vaccination will be eligible to receive a $25 gift card.
During this event, there will also be giveaways available.
Through its partnerships the school system will be providing PPE supplies — masks and hand sanitizer dispensers with refills — professional dress suits, and fresh vegetables.
Ruby Gerald, North Carolina Central University county health liaison said she is pleased to partner with Halifax County Schools, the Halifax County Health Department and Stephanie Credle of Lily's Boutique bring vaccinations shots, clothing, professional suits, fresh vegetables, and the spirit of the holiday season to the youth of Halifax County and their families. Superintendent Eric Cunningham said, “I am excited to be able to help provide for our community and help keep safety at large. This is another benefit of Halifax County Schools, and we will continue to work to address the needs of the whole student in partnership with educators, staff, parents and communities.”