You may have to wait until the middle of December to get your kids vaccinated against COVID-19 in Door County. The demand for the Pfizer vaccine for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 forced Door County Medical Center to go from allowing walk-ups to appointments only. Door County Public Health also had a strong response to its vaccine clinics for kids while some other vaccine providers in the area have not been able to secure little or no doses for their patients. Both Door County Medical Center and Door County Public Health are working to set up more vaccine clinics in the future. Door County Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. Amy Fogarty recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for anybody eligible, but understands the concerns many parents have about it.
Fogarty explained during Monday’s Facebook Live session with Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise that the diseases chosen to vaccinate kids for are based on the risk of serious side effects, even if they are rare. You can watch the full conversation below.