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Covenant Children’s hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children in the South Plains Mall | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a Covenant Health press release:

Covenant Children’s is once again partnering with the South Plains Mall to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our community members by opening a vaccine clinic specifically aimed at children.

On October 29, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for children ages 5 to 11. It was previously approved for emergency use for children ages 12 and older, as well as adults.

The Covenant Children’s clinic will take place in South Plains Mall on the south side of JCPenney, opposite H&M.

  • First dose: Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Second dose: Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and is strongly encouraged by our Covenant Health doctors as the best way to prevent serious illness and the spread of the virus. Recent studies show that COVID is the eighth cause of death in children.

“When it comes to children, our goal with COVID-19 is prevention,” said Dr. Amy Thompson, CEO of Covenant Children. “Children are resilient and usually handle these viruses well, but we have also seen some major complications in children from the COVID-19 virus, including hospitalization, subsequent illnesses such as MIS-C and death. We can prevent such serious cases by vaccinating as many children and people as possible.”

The Texas Department of State Health Services recently released a new study showing that Texans who were not vaccinated against COVID-19 during the month of September were about 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 and 13 times more likely to be positive. than people who have been fully vaccinated. A summary with a link to the full analysis is available at dshs.texas.gov/immunize/covid19/data/vaccination-status.aspx.

Premiere Cinema is offering a free popcorn voucher to all children who receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Bubba’s 33 will also provide Kid’s Coins that can be exchanged for a kid’s pizza.

The City of Lubbock’s health department will also provide vaccines for children and adults every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their “mini-hub” clinic at 2801 50th Street. The health department will also provide vaccines every first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This month they are open on Saturday 6 and Saturday 20 November.

About Covenant Health:
Covenant Children’s is the only independently licensed, freestanding children’s hospital in western Texas and eastern New Mexico and is one of only eight members of the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas and the only one in our region.

As a faith-based healthcare system, Covenant Health’s vision is to create health for a better world. As the top hospital in the Panhandle Plains region, as voted by US News and World Report, Covenant Health has consistently provided exceptional healthcare to western Texas and eastern New Mexico for over 100 years. Our clinically integrated health network of eight hospitals and more than 6,000 providers enables us to provide our patients with greater access to care using more innovative technology and procedures, while focusing on new age approaches to health care such as education and preventive medicine . For more information about Covenant Health, visit covenanthealth.org or our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages.

(Press release from Covenant Health)


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