ALTON – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine specifically for kids ages 5-11. OSF HealthCare is proud to be a part of ensuring the safety of our children from COVID-19 by offering convenient vaccine clinics for this age group.

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In the Riverbend area, a vaccination clinic will be offered every Tuesday from 3.-4 p.m. at OSF Medical Group, located at 6702 Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Kids ages 5-11 will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The doses are administered 21 days apart, and a child’s second dose can be easily scheduled during the first dose appointment.

“The ability to vaccinate this age group has the potential to have a major positive impact – not only on the health and safety of children, but also in terms of the pandemic as a whole,” remarked Sarah Overton, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer, OSF Multispecialty Services.

“We are proud to offer the vaccine to kids age 5-11 at our OSF Medical Group primary care and pediatric clinics, and are also working to partner and collaborate with local health departments and regional superintendents for other community vaccination efforts.”

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Parents can call the office, login to OSF MyChart or visit osfhealthcare.org/vaccine to schedule an appointment for their child in the 5-11 year old age range.

What: COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinic for Kids Ages 5-11

When:Tuesdays
3– 4 p.m.

Where: OSF Medical Group
6702 Godfrey Road
Godfrey

OSF encourages patients and families to get vaccinated wherever they can, and not delay if they can obtain the appropriate vaccine dose elsewhere.

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