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COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children 5 to 11 years old will be held at Cedar Rapids metro area schools later this month.
Linn County Public Health will administer the vaccines at four clinics at Cedar Rapids Community School District schools from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
No appointment is necessary, but a parent must be present for their child to get the vaccine.
Each clinic will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on:
- Monday, Nov. 29: Johnson STEAM Academy, 355 18th St. SE, Cedar Rapids
- Tuesday, Nov. 30: Nixon Elementary School, 200 Nixon Dr., Hiawatha
- Wednesday, Dec. 1: Hoover Community School, 4141 Johnson Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids
- Thursday, Dec. 2: Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary, 720 Seventh Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids
Children will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which was approved for use in children ages 5 to 11 by federal health experts earlier this month.
The dose given to children is one-third the amount administered to adults and teens, but experts say that dose still is highly effective in creating a robust immune response. Studies show the vaccine is 91 percent effective in preventing children from developing COVID-19.
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Data from Pfizer and federal health officials say any side effects are similar to those seen in adults, including a sore arm, fatigue and headache. No serious or rare side effects occurred in children participating in the clinical trials.
More information about COVID-19 vaccines in children can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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