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Anybody 12 and older could now obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, and Lawrence-Douglas County Public Well being is increasing its clinic hours to account for the change.
Beginning Thursday, the vaccination website at LMH Well being shall be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. On Wednesday, federal well being advisers endorsed the usage of the Pfizer vaccine in youthful adolescents. Beforehand, the Pfizer vaccine was obtainable to these 16 and older.
Mother and father or guardians are requested to schedule an appointment for his or her youngster by going to LDCHealth.org/COVIDVaccine or douglascountyks.org/coronavirus and utilizing the codes to register. A consent kind for fogeys and guardians can also be obtainable at LDCHealth.org/COVIDVaccine. Mother and father or guardians might also accompany their youngster to a vaccine clinic to supply consent, or vaccination employees can get hold of consent by chatting with a mum or dad or guardian on the telephone.
Along with the well being division clinics at LMH Well being, dad and mom and guardians can verify with different native suppliers who’re providing the Pfizer vaccine — similar to Sigler Pharmacy, Orchards Drug Pharmacy, Jayhawk Pharmacy West, Lawrence Household Follow Heart and LMH Well being suppliers — to ask about scheduling an appointment.
“It’s thrilling that the FDA’s evaluation of trial information for these 12-15 confirmed the vaccine was 100% efficient in stopping COVID-19,” Charlie Bryan, chair of the Vaccination Planning Unit beneath Douglas County’s Unified Command pandemic response, mentioned in a press launch. “As every of the remaining phases open up, it would proceed so as to add to the quantity of individuals in our neighborhood who’re totally vaccinated. This can be a very constructive improvement for shielding our neighborhood, notably in lessening the transmission routes that exist for the virus and defending increasingly more individuals from the chance of great sickness or demise.”