UAB begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-11 – find out how to apply – News – Community News
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UAB begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-11 – find out how to apply – News

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by visiting uabmedicinevaccin.org or by calling 205-975-1881 for assistance.

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Appointments are encouraged and can be made by visiting uabmedicinevaccin.org or by calling 205-975-1881 for assistance.UAB Medicine will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 and older at its Hoover Met and UAB Injection Clinic locations beginning Thursday, November 11.

Appointments are encouraged and can be made by visiting uabmedicinevaccin.org or by calling 205-975-1881 for assistance. For patients under 19 years of age, parental or guardian consent forms must be signed on site.

“The burden goes beyond the number of cases,” says David Kimberlin, MD, co-director of the UAB Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. “Due to this virus, school is being interrupted, which means learning is being interrupted. Lives are disrupted, which means families have to make difficult decisions that they shouldn’t. Vaccination is key to eliminating the interruptions and ensuring our children receive the social and emotional development they need at school.”

The Hoover Met drive-through clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The UAB Injection Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Know before you go. Learn more about how to talk to your kids about COVID-19 vaccines here.

While children are much less likely than adults to develop problems with COVID-19 infection, COVID is still the 10th leading cause of infant death, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

The ACIP reported last week that children ages 5-11 have experienced 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 and 8,300 hospitalizations in the United States. Of these, 2,316 have had Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children and 94 have died.