School districts in greater Bridgeport and the Naugatuck Valley are preparing for the upcoming expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for 12- to 15 year-olds. Similar to the plan laid out for those aged 16 and older in public schools across the state, many districts are either planning to offer vaccine clinics or are in talks about whether a youth-only clinic makes sense. In all cases, parents would have to sign consent forms for their child to be vaccinated and\/or accompany their child. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday gave the OK for the use of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine in those 12 and older. An advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to give its final recommendations on Wednesday. Pfizer is the only vaccine that has been approved for minors. Fairfield will be among the first school districts to move forward with offering the younger age group opportunities to get vaccinated. The Fairfield Health Department has scheduled Pfizer clinics from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at 100 Mona Terrace, in the gym of the Senior Center. \u201cWe are in the process of notifying families that they can schedule appointments effective immediately,\u201d said Andrea Clark, Fairfield schools spokesperson. In Stratford, drive-thru vaccine clinics are planned for next week at the town\u2019s high schools \u2014 May 19 at Bunnell and May 21 at Stratford High \u2014 for all students eligible and interested in getting vaccinated. Stratford Superintendent Janet Robinson said the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. time slot will be open to high school students, while the 3 to 5 p.m. time frame will be for middle school students and students at St. Marks and St. James schools who are eligible. Other school districts are still working out their plans to offer the Pfizer vaccine. \u201cWe have the opportunity to again partner with Community Health Center to assist with offering the COVID-19 vaccination to our 12 to 15 year old population as we did with our 16 to 18 year old students,\u201d Westport Superintendent Thomas Scarice said. He said they\u2019re looking at times that would be most convenient for parents since children must have a parent or guardian present. Families can also schedule appointments on their own. Trumbull is planning to have a clinic but has yet to finalize the details. Ansonia and Derby are working with the Naugatuck Valley Health District and Griffin Hospital to plan next steps. Derby Superintendent Matthew Conway said the districts need to ensure there is an adequate supply of Pfizer for the students eligible. \u201cSo it is contingent upon Naugatuck Valley and Griffin being able to work out the logistics. But what we're tentatively talking about is expanding the current 16-plus clinic that Ansonia High is running to be inclusive of 12- to 15-year-olds from Derby and Ansonia,\u201d he said. \u201cBetween now and on Friday, we'll confirm the process if we're going forward with this.\u201d He said parents would then get a notification about registering for the closed clinic, with a link to the Griffin Hospital registration portal. In Milford, plans are also in the works. \u201cWe will continue to partner with the Milford Health Department as we support giving all residents access to the COVID-19 vaccine,\u201d said Anna Cutaia, superintendent of Milford Public Schools. \u201cSome initial conversations with the MHD are taking place now about how this would work for our district.\u201d Monroe Superintendent Joseph Kobza said he will be sending out an email to families to gauge interest in a vaccine. \u201cLike always, our town Emergency Operations Team has offered to help,\u201d Kobza said. \u201cIf we have enough interest, we will pursue this as an option.\u201d Shelton, meanwhile, has yet to announce any new vaccine clinics for students. The school district held a vaccine clinic for students 16 and older on May 4 after school hours at the intermediate school. There were fewer than 100 students at the Shelton clinics, which was held by the Naugatuck Valley Health District. The school system assisted but did not have direct involvement. Bridgeport schools did not return a request for comment. Staff writers Eddy Martinez, Brian Gioiele, Katrina Koerting, Ethan Fry, Donald Eng and Saul Flores contributed to this report.