COVID vaccine clinics available for ages 5 to 11

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Pfizer vaccine for younger kids is one-third of the dose given to ages 12 and older. Multiple young Coloradans have already lined up to get their first COVID shot since the kid-friendlier dose has been approved.

Permission is still required from a parent or legal guardian, but the younger group comes eager to be protected.

“When it went into my skin, it felt like a little thorn going into me,” Arthur describes his vaccine appointment.

“I am so happy that he was excited to get it done with no must or fuss,” Arthur’s Mom Amanda Dimmick mentions, “We have to do what it takes to be able to keep people safe and these kids to enjoy their freedom at school and enjoy public learning without creating a little microcosms for COVID to breathe further.”.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics for this age group and older will be available Friday and Saturday at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Friday, Nov. 12: National Ski Patrol Ski & Snowboard Swap (5pm-9pm)

Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503

Vaccine type: Pfizer for 12+, Pfizer for children age 5-11, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, flu

Saturday, Nov. 13: National Ski Patrol Ski & Snowboard Swap (9am-3pm)

Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Hwy 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503

Vaccine type: Pfizer for 12+, Pfizer for children age 5-11, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, flu

Vaccines are free, and no identification, proof of residency, or insurance is required. These clinics are in addition to the more than 1700 vaccine providers across the state.

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