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Owensboro Health Preparing to Give COVID-19 Vaccine to Kids Ages 5 to 11

Owensboro Health is scheduling pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments now, with the first appointments scheduled to take place early next week.

Posted: Nov 12, 2021 9:49 AM
Updated: Nov 12, 2021 10:10 AM

Healthcare professionals at Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Kentucky, will begin vaccinating kids ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19 as early as Tuesday.

Both Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids ages 5 to 11, with the first appointments scheduled to take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Director of Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Owensboro Health B.C. Childress says the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine for pediatric patients is something that's been anxiously awaited.

"It seems like a lot of people are very excited about it. We've had a lot of parents, and even a lot of doctors and nurses at the hospital, that are wanting to know when the soonest they can get their children in," Childress told 44News. "We've all been waiting a long time to get this available for the younger patients, so I think there's a lot of excitement around getting this done, especially before the holidays."

After the first pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments begin at Owensboro Health's locations on Nov. 16, Owensboro Health says that future pediatric appointments will be held on select Tuesdays.

You can schedule an appointment for your child by visiting owensborohealth.org/vaccine. You can also call 270-685-7100 and select option 6, or sign up through MyChart.

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