Dayton Children’s hosting COVID vaccine clinic for ages 5 to 11 at UD Arena

DAYTON — Dayton Children’s Hospital is hosting a large-scale vaccination clinic at the University of Dayton Arena today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is specifically for children ages 5 to 11-years-old who have limited options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at other locations, according to the hospital.

The hospital says specialized staff will be available to help children with sensory needs.

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Older children are welcome to come and receive the vaccine at the same time as their younger siblings, as well as their parents.

The hospital asks that adults not bringing a child seek a vaccination at other sites in order to preserve today’s appointments for children.

“Kids are not little adults and the team at Dayton Children’s is uniquely prepared to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to this age group,” said Cindy Burger, MS, RN, vice president of patient experience. “Our doctors, nurses and pharmacists are all specially trained and have years of experience working with kids. Our child life specialists are experts at distracting children and helping them feel more comfortable.”

Masks will be required at the event, worn covering your mouth and nose.

Families wanting to book an appointment for the event can visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/.