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Children’s to Offer Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Protect Patients Ages 12 and Up

May 13, 2021 04:30PM ● By Med Editor

Children’s Physicians, the primary care network of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, is leading the way to help protect teens against COVID-19. 

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents 12 to 15 years old. Children’s Physicians, as well as the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends vaccination for this age group, and will start vaccinating children age 12 and up starting next week for any Children’s Hospital & Medical Center or Children’s Physicians patients.

Visit ChildrensOmaha.org/COVIDVaccine for details on the drive-through vaccine clinic schedule. Parents wanting to schedule a vaccine appointment for their child should call their Children’s Physicians pediatrician’s office or 402-955-SHOT from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for an appointment.

 “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and our best chance at ending the pandemic and saving lives,” says Mel St. Germain, M.D., VP and medical director of Children’s Physicians. She addresses the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, as well as some common questions, in this video.