Health Dept. announces Covid vaccine events for kids Thanksgiving week

The events are on next Saturday and Tuesday

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department on Monday announced a pair of Covid-19 vaccination events for children between 5 and 11 during Thanksgiving week.

Both feature the Pfizer vaccine for children.

And you will need to make an appointment.

“Getting our children vaccinated against Covid-19 is an important prevention measure.  Keeping them safe while assuring in-person learning is a key priority for the Health Department,” says Hamilton County Interim Health Officer and pediatrician Dr. Fernando Urrego. “We are grateful to have these community partnerships, which significantly expand our ability to better protect our children.”

The events are a partnership with the Hamilton County Schools, but your child does NOT have to be a student in the system to participate.

 

Events:

 

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Hamilton County Health Department, Main Facility Pediatric Clinic, 921 East 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

  • By appointment only.
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • To make an appointment, visit vaccine.hamiltontn.gov and click on the “Pfizer 5-11 Appointment” tab.
  • To make an appointment over the phone, call 423-209-8383.
  • Parking is available in the parking garage next to the Health Department. Bring your ticket in with you to have your parking validated.
  • Masks must be worn by both child and parent when coming in for the appointment.

 

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

East Ridge Elementary Gymnasium, 1014 John Ross Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

  • By appointment only.
  • From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • To make an appointment, visit https://bit.ly/3Cc0r0k.
  • To make an appointment by phone, call 423-463-0051.

Officials hope you will fill out a form online and bring it with you (click here to get it).

But they will have the forms on site.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Hamilton County Health Department to provide these vaccine events for our youngest students,” said Dr. Nakia Towns, Interim Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “Protecting our young children through vaccination is a crucial mitigation strategy to ensure and prioritize the health and wellness of our students. We look forward to increasing our community vaccination rates, and to our students returning to a sense of normalcy.”

 

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