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City, Cook County is considering applications for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination

Evanston opened a new survey this week where interested residents can sign up for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years

This announcement follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s extended authorization for the vaccine last week.

Evanston is currently short of pediatric Pfizer doses, which are one-third the size of the adult series. Due to the shortage, the city is not offering the Pfizer booster shot at this time. However, the city is still asking residents to fill in the interest form for their children, who are given priority for the first doses of the pediatric injection.

Residents interested in getting a booster dose of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson can get a separate form released at the end of October.

Individuals can also scheme vaccinations online for their child with Cook County Health.

There are also several pharmacies that offer the vaccine for this age group. While Cook County Health offers a list of participating partner providers, residents can also visit a provider’s website to schedule a vaccine.

The following companies in the region currently operate as authorized vaccine suppliers:

CVS

Jewel Osco

Marianos

Meijer

Walgreens

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