Here’s where kids can get the COVID-19 vaccine around Muncie – Community News

Here’s where kids can get the COVID-19 vaccine around Muncie

Children ages 5 to 11 received COVID-19 vaccines at the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Clinic on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

MUNCIE, Ind. After the US Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5-11 in late October, local health care systems are working to provide the injection to younger age groups.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Meridian Health Services and Open Door Heath Services have started accepting appointments for children, and some have already given injections this week.

Open Door Health Services began immunizations for the 5-11 age group on Monday, Nov. 8 through the community’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at 333 S. Madison Street.

Suzanne Clem, vice president of community engagement for Open Door, told The Star Press that there have been many appointments already, with kids excited to do their part.

“Open Door’s community vaccination clinic has been an exciting place to be this week, with families waiting months for this moment to protect their children,” Clem said. “It’s encouraging for our team to hear not only parents talking about their own ‘why’ for protecting children, but also their child’s ‘why’.”

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