Secretary Cardona to Tour Capitol Heights Elementary School Vaccine Clinic, Speak with Families about Importance of Child Vaccinations

Secretary Cardona to Tour Capitol Heights Elementary School Vaccine Clinic, Speak with Families about Importance of Child Vaccinations

Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will visit Capitol Heights Elementary School where he will tour a COVID-19 student vaccine clinic and encourage students and families to get vaccinated. During the tour, Secretary Cardona will learn more about Prince George’s County Public Schools’ commitment to inoculating students ages 5-11. Secretary Cardona will participate in a brief press gaggle after the tour. 

More than 225 million Americans have received their first shot, including 15 million 12- to 17-year-olds. Over one million children ages 5-11 have already received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Parents and caregivers can visit 20,000 convenient and trusted locations to get children vaccinated, including thousands of pediatricians and family doctors’ offices, pharmacies, community health centers, children’s hospitals, and community-based sites and schools. Getting vaccinated is free. To find a site, visit www.vaccines.gov. 

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Chief Executive Officer Monica Goldson
Capitol Heights Elementary Principal Nina Lattimore
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - Health, Human Services & Education George Askew

What :

Tour of Capitol Heights Elementary School Vaccine Clinic

When :

2:20-2:35 p.m. ET ( Time is subject to change) 

Where :

Capitol Heights Elementary School
601 Suffolk Ave.
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Press: Space is limited. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov. 


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

What :

Press Gaggle with Secretary Cardona

When :

2:35-2:40 p.m. ET ( Time is subject to change) 

Where :

Capitol Heights Elementary School
601 Suffolk Ave.
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Press: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.