Dayton Children’s administering COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11

DAYTON — Dayton Children’s Hospital is now administering Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.

The hospital received its first shipment of the vaccine early last week, shortly after a CDC advisory panel’s recommendation.

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The hospital started offering a vaccination clinic specifically for the 5 to 11-year-old age group on Monday and continues today.

Clinic hours are subject to change based on demand, according to the hospital:

Dayton Children’s main campus

1 Children’s Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 20 - 9:00 am to noon

Dayton Children’s south campus

3333 W Tech Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342

Tuesday, Thursday - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

University of Dayton arena

Sunday, November 14 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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“Remember that vaccination is not new – it has helped humans fight infectious diseases for centuries,” said Adam Mezoff, MD, chief medical officer and vice president at Dayton Children’s. “We’ve controlled diseases like polio, whooping cough and measles, all due to vaccination. It’s time to add COVID-19 to this list.”

Fore more information, you can visit the hospital’s website.