West Valley City, Utah – Children as young as six months old can now receive the vaccine, as Utah’s first infant and pediatric COVID vaccination site is up and running in West Valley City
Currently, the BA.5 Sub variant of the coronavirus is beginning to spread more rapidly throughout the U.S. and in Utah.
Doctors with NOMI Health are making it as easy as possible for parents to have their children vaccinated free of charge.
“It’s important because this young group hasn’t been able to [be vaccinated] yet, and the spread of the virus is not limited to people over five years old,” said NOMI Medical Director Dr. June Steely.
“Unfortunately, COVID is not done with us. We’d like to be done with COVID, but it’s not done with us.”
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Centennial Park, vaccinations for children and adults are available free of charge, with treats for the kids and water for adults.
According to Dr. Steely, they will offer the vaccine at the park as long as there is demand.
COVID rapid and PCR testing are also available at the drive-thru site.