With Thanksgiving less than a week away, Freeman holds a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for youth

With less than a week before the Thanksgiving holiday, Freeman Health System in Joplin is holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for kids tomorrow. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Speaking on Wednesday, White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Jeff Zients said that nearly 10% or 28 million of all American youth between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine only two weeks after the vaccine was approved. Tomorrow, Freeman Health System will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic specifically for kids between 5 and 11 years old.

Pediatric nurses will serve as vaccinators with a pediatrician available to observe and answer parent questions. Walk-in appointments will be available for the clinic although you are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 417-502-SHOT. The clinic will be held Saturday from 8 am until 12 noon at the Freeman Business Center located at 3220 McClelland Blvd in Joplin. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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