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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

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Published November 3, 2021
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Getting your child vaccinated is the best way to protect them and the people around them. Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can still get sick from COVID-19 and spread the disease to others.

As the delta variant drives a fourth wave of cases in the state, we know that kids aren’t immune from the severe effects of COVID-19. Since the end of summer, pediatric cases of COVID-19 have more than doubled. More than 45,000 pediatric cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Minnesota since July alone, with 300 hospitalizations.

On November 2, the CDC officially recommended the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11.

Bloomington families can take one of the following steps to get connected to vaccines for kids ages 5-11:

  • Check with your pediatrician or family medicine clinic about appointments;
  • Visit mn.gov/vaxforkids to find a child or teen vaccine in Minnesota;
  • Use the CDC’s Vaccine Finder at vaccines.gov to find pharmacies offering pediatric vaccinations;
  • Look to your school district for more information about vaccination opportunities at your child’s school, or
  • Make an appointment at Mall of America’s vaccination clinic. The clinic is open Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The clinic is located on Level 2 in the Southeast Court. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Please note: The websites listed in this article may not yet list vaccines for kids ages 5-11; please keep checking the sites for updates.

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