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Richmond-Henrico Health Districts offering COVID boosters for 5-11 year olds

Walk-in vaccine clinics will start offering booster shots next week.
Walk-in vaccine clinics will start offering booster shots next week.(MGN, SELF Magazine / CC BY 2.0)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 11:56 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond and Henrico Health Districts is now offering COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5-11.

This comes after the CDC and FDA approved Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children in that age group.

RHHD said walk-in vaccine clinics will start offering boosters to children next week. Parents will also be able to access appointments through pediatricians and pharmacies.

Next available after school clinics:

  • May 24 at Whitcomb Resource Center from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • May 25 at Mosby Resource Center from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Staying up to date on vaccines remains the best tool we have at preventing serious infections from COVID-19,” Joanna Cirillo, Public Health Nurse Supervisor said. “We’re eager to give boosters to the little ones to ensure they are as safe from COVID-19 as possible.”

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