OSF Saint Luke Medical Center Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children 5 to 11

OSF Saint Luke Medical Center announced on Wednesday a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children aged 5 to 11 years old. The USDA recently approved the Pfizer Vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 and it will be the Pfizer Vaccine that will be given out at planned clinics in Kewanee and Galesburg.

Parents can visit osfhealthcare.org/vaccine to schedule an appointment for their child in the 5-11 year old age range.

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinic for Kids Ages 5-11
In Kewanee
Thursday, November 11 (second dose appointment will be December 2)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
OSF Medical Group
1051 W. South St., Kewanee, IL

In Galesburg
Saturday, November 13 (second dose appointment will be December 4)
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
OSF Medical Group
3315 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401

OSF encourages patients and families to get vaccinated wherever they can, and not delay if they can obtain the appropriate vaccine dose elsewhere. This will be the first of two doses of the vaccine. A second dose will be given out at least 21 days from the first dose. You can schedule an appointment for the second dose during the first dose clinic.

“The ability to vaccinate this age group has the potential to have a major positive impact – not only on the health and safety of children, but also in terms of the pandemic as a whole,” remarked Sarah Overton, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer, OSF HealthCare Multi-Specialty Services.

“We are proud to offer the vaccine to kids age 5-11 at our OSF Medical Group primary care and pediatric clinics, and are also working to partner and collaborate with local health departments and regional superintendents for other community vaccination efforts.”

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