County opens pediatric clinic in Neville – Community News

County opens pediatric clinic in Neville

Brown County Public Health is hosting a childhood vaccine event at the Neville Museum on Tuesday, December 7.

GREEN BAY – The Neville Museum opens its doors Tuesday as a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children.

While poking a child isn’t an ideal way to spend a day at the museum, Claire Paprocki, a public health strategist for Brown County, said it’s the best way to ensure protection in an otherwise vulnerable environment. population.

“Children are much more likely (than adults) to be in a group setting, such as school or daycare or after-school activities, or sports, or going out with friends,” Paprocki said. “They are just as likely to be infected with COVID-19 as adults and can become very sick from COVID-19. They can have both short-term and long-term health complications.”

Brown County Health will host its second pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Neville Museum on Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for children ages 5 to 11. Brown County Health will also provide flu shots.

Walk-in is encouraged, an appointment is not necessary. Parents and guardians are not required to show identification cards, allowing any child, regardless of immigration status, to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

A Spanish translation promoting Tuesday's event.

The county’s first COVID-19 childhood vaccination event, in partnership with the Neville Museum, took place on Nov. 16. Brown County Health vaccinated about 55 children that day, according to Paprocki.

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In Brown County, children between the ages of 5 and 18 make up 17% of the population. Paprocki said that while she has no expectations for Tuesday, she said a single gunshot to her arm would make for a good day.