Pop-up vaccine clinics scheduled in several communities
May 13, 2021 – Following the recent authorization and recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) will start vaccinating children ages 12-15 years old with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Parents and guardians wishing to protect their children over the age of 12 from COVID-19 may schedule an appointment online at www.dhd10.org/schedule. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are also welcomed at any DHD#10 office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-1:00pm/1:30-6:20pm. Please note, some DHD#10 offices are hosting off-site clinics this Friday, May 14, so will not be hosting walk-in clinics at the office – please call ahead first before walking in this Friday. 12- to 15-year-olds must have a parent or legal guardian present during their vaccination. 16- and 17- year-olds must have written consent from their parent or legal guardian to be vaccinated.
“We encourage all families with adolescents over the age of 12 to get them in for their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” said Kevin Hughes, Health Officer for the DHD#10. “Vaccination is our best line of defense against getting and spreading COVID-19.”
DHD#10 is hosting several pop-up vaccine clinics in various communities that the public is welcome to attend.