Worcester begins pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations

WORCESTER, Massachusetts – After obtaining FDA and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for children ages 5 to 11 last week, the city of Worcester offered pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday.

Doses were administered during the day at both the Worcester Public Library and Centro in Worcester’s Main South. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was available to children, as well as to anyone who needed it. This is Centro’s second vaccine clinic. Earlier this year they hosted one for adults. Centro says it wants to vaccinate at least ten children on Saturday.

“We are fortunate to be able to offer this opportunity to the age group that was recently approved,” said navigation stock specialist for Centro Dionela O’Connell. “So, it’s really important that we’re a part of this and just be able to provide it.”

The clinic also featured raffles for adults, including two $500 cash prizes. Children ages 5 to 17 had a chance to win a Nintendo Switch or an Apple Watch. Starting Monday, vaccines will be administered in all Worcester public schools for students aged 5 and older with parental consent.

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