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COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics for children aged 5-11 at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond,

The Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) started its first in a series of mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond.

Some children were excited to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday afternoon, while others were still tearful and fearful of the quick shot to the arm. But for Venus Basaee, 6, who didn’t cry, getting the photo was a positive event. Venus said she doesn’t want to get COVID-19 and is ready to tell their friends to get vaccinated.

“This is the first I do, and then my second and third, and then I might get the fourth and fifth, I’m not sure. The covid can get stronger,” she added.

RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Registered nurse Navneet Chouhan, left, at Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), puts a bandage on Venus Basaee, 6, after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as her mother Mojgan Deldari watches at a school base vaccine clinic at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, California, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11. The kick-off vaccination is the first in a series of mobile vaccine clinics run by CCHS. The flu shot was also available. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)

While some kids are terrified of needles, Meybelin Martinez, 10, kept calm just like Venus. “It didn’t hurt, it was like a mosquito bite,” Meybelin said.

CCHS and its partners — John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente, La Clinica and Lifelong Medical — sent mobile vaccine clinics to schools across the province on Tuesday.

“They can do up to 150 vaccinations a day,” said CCHS spokesman Will Harper.

Pfizer’s vaccine for children is one-third the dose given to adults and teens, and smaller needles are used for younger children who should receive their second injection at least three weeks apart for maximum protection against COVID-19.

The flu shot was also available to children, teens and adults during the vaccine clinic at school.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children, visit www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/vaccine-for-kids.

RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Maria Orosco, left, holds her daughter Guadalupe Orosco, 5, as registered nurse Amandeep Johal, at Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine during a school vaccine clinic for ages 5-11 at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Guadalupe Orosco, 5, entertains herself with a sticker after getting the COVID-19 and flu shots. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Registered nurse Navneet Chouhan, right, with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Anayeli Martinez, 5, as her mother Raquel Juantencos Covarrubias tries to calm her down during a school — Primary Immunization Clinic at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, California, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Registered nurse Kris Del Rosario, left, at Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) prepares a syringe to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Kahreem Harris, 12, during a vaccine clinic at school by Contra Costa Health Services at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, California, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11. The kick-off vaccination is the first in a series of mobile vaccine clinics run by CCHS. The flu shot was also available. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Registered nurse Kris Del Rosario, left, at Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Kahreem Harris, 12. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Occupational nurse Thomas Nguyen fills a syringe with Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine during the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) school-based vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11 at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, California. , on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is one-third the dose administered to teens and adults, and smaller needles are used for younger children. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Maria Orosco, left, holds her daughter Kimberly Aguilar, 8, as her sister Guadalupe Orosco, 5, watches a failed attempt to administer the COVID-19 vaccine by registered nurse Amandeep Johal during a school base vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11 at Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Kimberly didn’t get the shot, while her younger sister did. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: A 10-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine lies on a table during a Contra Costa Health Services vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11 at the Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, California, on Tuesday, November 12 . 9, 2021. The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is one-third the dose administered to teens and adults and smaller needles are used for younger children. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Miranda Rodriguez Molina, 6, left, her sister Shelssie Rodrigues Molina, 7, right, and Sebastian Escobar Guzman, 5, wait their turn to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a school vaccine clinic by the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) at the Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. The flu shot was also available. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)
RICHMOND, CA – NOVEMBER 9: Parents with their children wait their turn to receive COVID-19 vaccines at an in-school vaccine clinic by the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), at the Nystrom Elementary Auditorium in Richmond, California, on Tuesday , 9 Nov. 2021. The flu shot was also available. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area Newsgroup)

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