Palm beach county pediatric covid shots

Massive Turnout For Public Pediatric COVID Shots, New Schedule Announced

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Public shot administration site in Lantana. (Courtesy: Health Care District of Palm Beach County).

BY: MEDIA ADVISORY | Health Care District of PBC

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) —

Following high demand Saturday at its mobile clinic vaccination event for children, the Health Care District of Palm BeachCounty reminds parents and guardians that free, walk-up access to the pediatric dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays outside the Health Care District’s Lantana Clinic at 1250 Southwinds Drive in Lantana. Yesterday, the Health Care District’s mobile clinic team provided over 200 pediatric doses during a five-hour period at the School District of Palm Beach County’s headquarters in West Palm Beach. 

“We’d like to remind the community that our mobile unit in the parking lot of our Lantana Clinic is a convenient site during the week for children as young as five to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, the Health Care District’s Chief Medical Officer. “No appointment is necessary so families can stop by during the day and know the vaccine is available for them and their children.”

The pediatric dose is one-third the strength of the vaccine formulated for individuals ages 12 and older and is authorized by the FDA and approved by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children ages 5 through 11.  According to the CDC, COVID-19 is the eighth-leading cause of death among this young age group. Children ages 5 through 17 must be with a parent or guardian to be vaccinated at the following locations:

Monday – Friday9am – 4pm Lantana Clinic Parking Lot
1250 Southwinds Drive
Lantana, FL 33462 
1st, 2nd & 3rd dosesPfizer 5 and up  
Monday, November 8th7:30am – 10:30am School DistrictDr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School1501 Avenue UWest Palm Beach, FL 334041st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Monday, November 8th12:15pm – 3:15pmLake Park Elementary School410 3rd StreetLake Park, FL  334031st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Tuesday, November 9th7:30am – 10:30am J. C. Mitchell Elementary School2470 NW 5th Ave.Boca Raton, FL 334311st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Tuesday, November 9th12:15pm – 3:15pmCoral Sunset Elementary School22400 Hammock St.Boca Raton, FL  33428                  -more-1st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Wednesday, Nov. 10th7:30am – 10:30amHagen Road Elementary School10565 Hagen Ranch RoadBoynton Beach, FL 334371st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Wednesday, Nov. 10th12:15pm – 3:15pmForest Park Elementary School1201 SW 3rd St.Boynton Beach, FL  334351st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Friday, November 12th7:30am – 10:30amPoinciana Elementary School1203 N. Seacrest Blvd.Boynton Beach, FL  33435             1st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Friday, November 12th12:15pm – 3:15pmFreedom Shores Elementary 3400 Hypoluxo RoadBoynton Beach, FL 334361st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Saturday, Nov. 13th  7:30am – 10:30amWest Technical Education Center2625 NW 16th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
1st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer5 and up
Saturday, Nov. 13th  12:15pm – 3:15pmPioneer Park Elementary 39500 Pioneer Park RoadBelle Glade, FL  33430 1st, 2nd, & 3rd dosesPfizer 5 and up

BocaNewsNow.com notes that there is widespread availability at area pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens. Appointments must be made online. There is no appointment needed for the public health and school sites.

 

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