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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Driver EducationRegistration for the fall Driver Education class at Columbia High School is now open. In order to register, students must submit a registration form and the class fee to the drop-off box in the Columbia High School Main Office. The class fee costs $440 ($480 for out-of-district students).

Driver Education includes two parts:

  • 24 hours of classroom instruction provided by Mr. Wysocki
  • 24 hours of hands-on driving presented by Bell’s Driving School

Classes begin the week of September 19. Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. There are 56 available spots for the fall class.

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