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.