AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
September 20, 2021
COVID Testing and Clinics in Your Child’s School
The order by Acting Secretary of Health, Alison Beam went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on August 16, 2021. It states, in part, “As a supplement to the Updated Order of the Acting Secretary of Health Directing Vaccine Providers’ Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines, dated July 26, 2021, when requested by an IHE (AFA note: Institute of Higher Education) or a School Entity, a Vaccine Provider shall make every effort to coordinate a vaccine clinic for the employees, contractors, volunteers, students, or students’ families of the IHE or School Entity.”
Now, in addition to schools being able to hold COVID clinics in order to administer the COVID shot, they can also have weekly testing of students. According to a September 9th Patch.com article re Governor Wolf’s ‘covid clinics in schools’ and weekly COVID testing in schools, “The state is partnering with a private healthcare company, Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, on an $87 million contract to provide the testing through next spring. Vaccine providers, meanwhile, were ordered to coordinate directly with K-12 school districts and higher education institutions to offer clinics.” My first question is what type biometric data will be retrieved and stored on the students who are tested?
My first question is what type biometric data will be retrieved and stored on the students who are tested? Supposedly schools have to opt into the ‘COVID clinic’ program and supposedly parents have to opt their minor child in for the weekly COVID testing by Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks. Supposedly . . . .
Do you know if your child’s school will be holding COVID clinics? Will your child 12 and over feel pressured to get the vaccination? Will there be peer pressure to get the shot?
Has your school contacted you about Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks and weekly testing? Will you opt your child into the testing? Other questions to consider: Will the testing procedure be carried out properly? Will the results be accurate?