Pasadena Public Health Department is on a mission to vaccinate graduating high school seniors

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The Pasadena Public Health Department is on a mission to vaccinate graduating high school seniors.

The goal is to fully vaccinate Pasadena Unified seniors and their families in time for June graduation ceremonies and celebrations.

Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, the city’s public health director and health officer, says "Not only does the vaccine protect you it provides important protection for the people you love."

Elizabeth Blanco, chief academic officer for the Pasadena Unified School District, says they have about 1,500 seniors & potentially more students in lower grades who are 16 and eligible.

She says "Since the beginning of the pandemic Pasadena Unified has made health and safety, the well-being of our families and communities the highest priority."

Sixteen year-old sophomore Ryann Reynoso got her first shot saying "Being safe at school is obviously one of the most important things."

Her twin brothers also got their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.