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School district hosts vaccine clinics for children 5-11


Washoe County School District is working with health officials in the community to increase the number of younger students vaccinated for COVID-19. They’ll host 13 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11 next week at area schools, just before students break for the holidays.

Children who attend the clinics will receive the Pfizer vaccine, the only one approved so far for children. The vaccines are free and insurance is not required.

Appointments are also not required for any of the vaccination clinics, but they can be made to speed the process. This series of clinics is also reserved for children ages 5-11, and a parent or legal guardian must be present for the child to receive the vaccine.

Children do not need to attend the school where each clinic is hosted to receive a vaccination at the site.

Second dose clinics will be hosted at the same sites three weeks following the date of each clinic.

Vaccine clinic dates and locations

Monday, Dec. 13

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Thursday, Dec. 16

Friday, Dec. 17

Washoe County Health District, Community Health Alliance and Immunize Nevada are supporting the district’s efforts. For additional school district vaccine events visit https://www.washoeschools.net/vaccine.

Source: WCHD

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