Dallas County gets COVID vaccine doses for young kids

dallas county gets vaccines for kids
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Dallas County immunization clinics will all have doses of the recently-approved COVID vaccine for kids between six months and four years old today.

"We know that just having COVID does not provide that protection, there's waning protection.

It's important for kids in this age group, even if they've had COVID before, to get this vaccine," said Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Philip Huang. The County administered some doses of the vaccine today at the DCHHS headquarters building and will have doses available at all of the count-run vaccination clinics starting on Wednesday. Parents can schedule an appointment for their kids in advance through the Dallas County website.

Vaccination clinics are located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, 1113 E. Jefferson Boulevard in Dallas, 3312 N. Buckner Boulevard in Dallas, 2774 Valwood Parkway in Farmers Branch and 440 S. Nursery Road in Irving.

Dallas County received 1,000 doses of the pediatric vaccine from Pfizer and another 1,000 doses of the vaccine from Moderna. The Moderna vaccine requires two separate doses, while the Pfizer vaccine requires three separate doses.

"This pediatric dose is a smaller version of the same formulation, and millions of doses have now been given safely across the U.S.," said Dr. Amanda Evans with UT Southwestern. "We now have given parents a tool to prevent hospitalizations and ER visits in these younger-age children."

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