In the News

Mayor Sarno, Superintendent Warwick and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Joined with Big Y at Central High School for SPS School-Based Vaccination Clinic for Students

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Springfield Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Daniel Warwick, Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and SPS Director of Nursing Jeanne Clancy joined with Big Y President and CEO Charles D’Amour for a press conference at Central High School to announce the first of several SPS school-based vaccination clinics for students. SPS in partnership with Big Y and Elms College will provide on-site vaccination clinics for all SPS middle and high schools. Students will have a chance to get their vaccination shot, with permission from their parents/guardians.

Students from Alyssa Fialho’s 11th grade Advanced Placement English class created the ‘Vax the Field’ slogan for the SPS vaccination campaign.

Mayor Sarno states, “A big shout out to the Central High School students in Ms. Alyssa Fialho 11th grade AP English Class for creating the ‘Vax the Field’ Slogan.  I want to thank and acknowledge Superintendent Daniel Warwick, SPS Director of Nursing Jeanne Clancy, Central High School Principal Tad Tokarz and especially Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris for their unyielding efforts to educate and provide this lifesaving vaccine to our student population.  This outreach initiative is so important if we want to move forward and help mitigate the spread of this COVID-19 virus.  Although our vaccination numbers are slowly improving, especially with our 30 and under age, we must remain vigilant and continue to provide these outreach initiatives for this age group.  Thanks to Big Y President and CEO Charles D’Amour and his team at Big Y, and to Elms College we can provide these in-school vaccination clinics for our students.”

Brenton Jenkins, founder of Vision Entertainment, provided the sound system and DJ services.


Page last updated:  Tuesday, March 1, 2022 01:32 pm