EL MONTE – Through a partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), El Monte Union High School District will provide the COVID-19 vaccine to its school community through a series of drive-thru clinics located at South El Monte and Mountain View High School.

The District will provide community members with a link to pre-register for an individual appointment; registration for the first dose will take place on site, as well as scheduling for the second dose.

The first clinic will be held April 24 at South El Monte High; the second dose will be administered on May 15. The second clinic will be held at Mountain View High School on May 1 and the second dose will be administered on May 22.

Both clinics are open to ages 16 and up, will offer the Pfizer vaccine and run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We want to eliminate as many barriers as possible to enable our community members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost, in a manner that is stress-free and convenient, as well as safe,” Board of Trustees President Florencio F. Briones said. “There should not be anything standing in the way of the health and safety of our community.”

El Monte Union and CHLA have set a goal of administering 500 vaccines per clinic. The District also plans to provide more vaccination dates in the near future.

The District continues to follow guidance from the California Department of Public Health regarding vaccine distribution, health and safety protocols and best practices to ensure the well-being of students, staff and families.

“El Monte Union High School District’s number one priority is the health and safety of our students, families and staff, and in keeping with that mission we are proud to provide our community with access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” Superintendent Dr. Edward A. Zuniga. “We encourage our community to take this opportunity to get vaccinated and take a collective step toward normalcy.”