• FPS Vaccination Information

  • COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people—especially those who are boosted— from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccines.

    Four COVID-19 vaccines are currently approved or authorized in the United States to prevent COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen). It’s recommended that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only be considered in some situations.

    You can read about Vaccines on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

COVID Vaccine Clinic Information

    1. The Department of Health & Wellness will continue to collaborate with community partners (City of Framingham Health Department, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and others) to schedule and provide multiple COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinics. 

    2. Clinic programs will be scheduled in multiple district locations, with a goal of increasing access for the Framingham community. 

    3. Framingham Public Schools will collaborate with additional community partners (Daniel’s Table, JFS, and others) to assist in communicating to families information regarding additional, non-Framingham Public Schools coordinated vaccination clinics and programs.

COVID Vaccine

  • STAFF: Once a staff member is up to date with their vaccine, they should upload documentation to TalentEd. The District strongly encourages all employees to receive a vaccination, though it is not mandated.

    STUDENTS: District school nurses have access to the MIIS (Massachusetts Immunization Information System) which is updated with all immunizations, including COVID Vaccination information.

    The MIIS, is a confidential, web-based system that collects and tracks vaccination records for Massachusetts residents of all ages. This system shares data with medical practices, schools, and other delivery sites. MIIS is integrated with SNAP, our student electronic health record. 

    BENEFITS OF VACCINATION: Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the benefits of getting vaccinated are as follows:

    • COVID 19-vaccines can reduce the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.

    • COVID-19 vaccines also help children and adults from getting seriously ill even if they do get COVID-19.

    • Getting children ages 6 months old and older vaccinated can help protect them from serious short- and long-term complications.

    • Getting everyone ages 6 months old and older vaccinated can protect families and communities, including friends and family who are not eligible for vaccination and people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

    SIDE EFFECTS: Some people experience vaccine side effects such as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, pain at the injection site or temperature less than 100.0°. These symptoms are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. 

    Please remember it is possible to get COVID-19 even after you are vaccinated.

    If you have any other symptoms in addition to those listed above, such as runny nose, sore throat, cough, or loss of sense of smell or taste, stay home from work, avoid close contact with others, get PCR tested, and contact your healthcare provider. You can find frequently asked questions about COVID vaccine side effects on the Mass.gov website.


  • Un anuncio de servicio público de COVID-19

    Anúncio de serviço público COVID-19