COVID vaccine available for children
In the two weeks since COVID vaccines became available for children ages five to 11, less than 10% of children eligible in Jefferson County have received the vaccine.
"That may be because of availability," says County Public Health Director Michael Baker. Right now, the youth vaccines are available at the Public Health office, Madras Medical Group and the Indian Health Services in Warm Springs.
Baker says some parents are taking a wait and see approach. "Which I totally understand," says Baker. "I encourage parents and caregivers to talk with their providers.
Area schools have decided not to hosts clinics, Baker says.
After the Thanksgiving break Jefferson County Public Health plans to hold some Friday night and Saturday clinics.
Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccine for anyone five and older on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary, at their offices at 715 Southwest Fourth Street in Madras
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