(KFOR NEWS November 4, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 5 to 11 Saturday, November 6th.
The LLCHD announcement follows approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday to expand vaccine eligibility to children in that age group. The CDC made its recommendation after the Food and Drug Administration on October 29 authorized use of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The child-sized dose is a third of the original dose and children will receive two doses three weeks apart.
LLCHD is partnering with school districts to host vaccination clinics for children ages 5 to 11 at local high schools and other locations in the city and county:
Saturday, November 6 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lincoln High School Gymnasium, 2229 “J” St.
Wednesday, November 10 – 4 to 7 p.m., Waverly Community Foundation, 11120 N. 141st St.
Friday, November 12 – 4 to 7 p.m., Norris High School Gymnasium, 25211 S. 68th St., Firth
Saturday, November 13 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lincoln Northeast High School Gymnasium, 2635 N. 63rd St.
Parents and guardians can register online at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov. People who don’t have online access or need assistance can call 402-441-4200. LLCHD anticipates more vaccine will be delivered and additional clinics will be announced soon.
Children ages 12 to 15 became eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in May and currently just over 61% in Lancaster County are fully vaccinated.
Check COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov for availability and additional vaccination opportunities.
All minor children age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when receiving vaccine. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-4200.
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