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Door County Public Health plans ahead for children's vaccine clinics

With the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration making their final call on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids, Door County Public Health is making sure you can schedule an appointment if you choose to vaccinate your children. The department has tentatively scheduled four such clinics in the months of November and December. The children-only clinics will be held separate from others since the dosage given to young kids is different from what is offered to those above the age of 12. Door County Public Health Officer Sue Powers says there is a lot of preparation being done ahead of the vaccine’s official approval.

Powers does wonder what the demand will be like when the vaccines for younger kids are approved. The vaccination rate for kids between the ages of 12 and 17 is approximately 54 percent, which is about 15 percentage points below the next lowest group of 25-34 (69 percent).  Although scheduling kids for the clinics will be similar to what is being done for patients in other age groups, it will not be available until the vaccine gets approved for distribution. 

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