The CDC recommended that US schools continue to wear masks.

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The recommendation comes after the agency said Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks when outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors, in most places.

Schools in the United States must continue to wear masks during the 2020-2021 academic year, since, in this school period, not all students will be fully vaccinated, according to the statement made this Saturday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disease Prevention (CDC) of the North American country.

The CDC, in its latest publication, said that all schools serving preschool kindergarten through grade 12 "must implement and apply prevention strategies and must prioritize the universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing."

The recommendation comes after the agency said Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks when outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors, in most places.

The CDC said that all people should wear masks on school grounds and buses while maintaining a distance of six feet, or about two meters, between teachers and students.

Earlier this month, regulators in the United States licensed the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for use in children up to 12 years of age.

The Miami-Dade public school system - the largest in the state and the fourth largest in the country - is vaccinating students over 12 years of age in three schools and any member of the staff of education that has not yet been immunized.

North Miami Senior, Miami Jackson Senior, and Miami Sunset Senior high schools have a section that functions as a vaccination center between noon and 8 PM for those who have requested an appointment on the county public schools website. As the days go by, there will be more opportunities of this nature.

Two other schools will join the vaccine locations on May 20: Hialeah Gardens High School and Robert Morgan Education Center. They will also work with prior appointments.

Those looking for a more spontaneous opportunity - that is, without having a previous shift - can come to get vaccinated on Friday or May 22 between 9 AM and 5 PM in six different schools: the five that work with appointments plus the school Homestead High School.

For now, schools will only receive students and employees of the education system. A parent or guardian in charge must accompany students between the ages of 12 and 18 to receive their dose, as required by federal regulations. Eventually, according to the Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, these vaccination centers will operate on Saturdays for the general public.

But it is not only in schools that minors can be inoculated. Miami's children's hospital, Nicklaus Children Hospital, provides vaccination shifts for children 12 and older through its website. Minors will also be required to be accompanied by a senior guardian and present some documentation proving their age.