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While Publix Refuses To Vaccinate Young Children, Palm Beach County Offers Shots

COVID-19 Florida News Palm Beach County

Health District of Palm Beach County Makes COVID-19 Vaccine Available To Kids Under Age Six.

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BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — While Publix refuses to offer COVID-19 vaccines to young children — despite authorization from the CDC — the Health District of Palm Beach County isn’t holding back. Free shots are now available.

Publix refuses to state why it is refusing to offer COVID-19 vaccine to children between 5 months and six years of age, now approved for vaccine. Parents contacting BocaNewsNow.com are livid over the decision — Publix’s decision not to explain its reasoning. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is also accused of initially not authorizing orders of vaccine for the very young.

The Health District issued this advisory mid-day on Friday.

Health Care District of Palm Beach County Announcement:

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is now scheduling pediatric patient visits beginning on Tuesday, June 28th with a C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ pediatrician in order to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children five months through six years of age.  Based on availability, these appointments would be for established pediatric patients or children who wish to become clinic patients at the Lantana, West Palm Beach and Belle Glade clinic sites. A parent or guardian must be present for the appointment.

Per vaccine manufacturer guidelines, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses one month apart with the exception of a third dose for children who have been determined to have certain kinds of immunocompromise.  This week the Health Care District’s clinics, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers, received a shipment of 1,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses for young children from the federal government. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized this vaccine and recommends that all children, including children who have already had COVID-19, get vaccinated. 

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