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Intermountain offers COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11

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Utah – Beginning Monday, November 8, Intermountain Healthcare will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages five and up.

Vaccines can be administered by appointment and walk-ins will be accepted at Shot Spot at the Primary Children’s Hospital Eccles Outpatient Building.

U.S. health officials gave the Pfizer vaccine full clearance on November 2, for use in children ages 5-11.

“With this vaccine kids can go back to something that’s better than being locked at home on remote schooling, not being able to see their friends,” said Dr. Kawsar Talaat of Johns Hopkins University. “The vaccine will protect them and also protect our communities.”

Nearly 70% of 5 to 11-year-olds hospitalized for COVID-19 in the U.S. have other serious medical conditions, including asthma and obesity, according to federal tracking.

“Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital pediatricians recommend the COVID vaccine for most patients and encourage those with questions to visit with their clinician or Intermountain web site,” Intermountain Healthcare officials say.

 

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