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Jackson Co. Health Dept. Announces Date for COVID Vaccine Clinic for 5-11 Year Olds

Colin Sweeney, Nicole Sweeney
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FILE - In this May 14, 2021, file photo, Colin Sweeney, 12, gets a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as his mother Nicole pats his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena in Pasadena, Calif. Public health departments across California are gearing up to administer coronavirus vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 in the coming weeks and officials say they are planning "family-friendly" events, including at schools, to convince parents to get their kids the shots. The White House on Wednesday, Oct. 20, detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school youngsters in a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Following approval by the FDA and the CDC, Jackson County Health Department says it will start to offer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children 5-11 years of age.

A vaccination clinic only for those ages 5-11 will be held at the health department on Saturday, November 13 from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Second dose appointments for December 4 can be made on-site after the first dose.

Also, beginning November 15, vaccination hours at the Jackson County Health Department will expand to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday to better accommodate children.

Other clinics specifically for children will be announced soon.

All vaccinations require an appointment. You can do so on the department's website or by calling 618-684-3143.