Pfizer pediatric vaccine administered Wednesdays at Waldo library branch

By John Sharp

The Kansas City Public Library is partnering with KC CARE Health Clinic to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations for persons 5 years old and over from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at its Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St., and no advance registration is needed.

The Pfizer pediatric vaccine given to children from 5 through 11 years old is one-third the dosage given to older youth and adults.  Two shots at least three weeks apart are necessary for maximum protection.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for youth 12 and over and adults, and two shots are needed for both.

A parent or guardian must accompany minor children getting vaccinated and present a photo ID.

Booster shots are also available for anyone 65 and over and for persons 18 and over with underlying health conditions or who live or work in high risk settings.  Booster shots should be given at least six months after the second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or at least two months after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Free pediatric vaccinations and flu shots provided by the KCMO Health Department for children 5 through 11 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian will be available at South-Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Rd., from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, January 10.

Advance registration is not required, and all families are welcome regardless of place of residence for this pediatric vaccination clinic.

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