Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for Dec. 10 at Memorial Medical Clinic

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CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage’s hospital campus location plans to have a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 10. Children ages 5 through 11 can receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at this time, by appointment only. 

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to provide a two-dose primary series to people age 5-11. The Pfizer vaccine for children has the same active ingredients as the vaccine given to adults and adolescents. However, children ages 5-11 receive a dose that is one-third of the adult dose. Smaller needles, designed specifically for children, are used.

To schedule an appointment for your child, sign up online at mhtlc.org by clicking on the website’s top left button labeled “Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine” or call (217) 357-2173. 

If you are unsure if your child should receive the vaccine, contact your child’s healthcare provider. This vaccine is not recommended for children who have experienced a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine. 

To learn more about this vaccine clinic, call Memorial Medical Clinic at (217) 357-2173. To learn more about pediatric COVID-19 vaccine administration, visit cdc.gov

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