PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Community Health Clinic of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) is now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to ages 12 and older. The dose shot is given 21 days apart.
Parents or guardians can request a vaccine appointment for their child on the CHC/SEK website chcsek.org. Click the COVID Vaccine Request button. After selecting the “first dose” button, there is an option to select the Pfizer vaccine. CHC/SEK representatives will contact the recipients to schedule a date for the vaccine.
For those without web access, the health center has a toll-free number, 866-888-8650 and a second number for Spanish-speakers 620-240-8940 to make vaccination appointments.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also has endorsed the Pfizer vaccine for the 12-and-up group and agreed that it’s OK to give more than one vaccine at the same time, especially for children who are behind on their regular vaccinations. More than 3.78 million children have been infected with SARS-CoV-2cases and at least 303 have died, according to the AAP.
As with all COVID-19 vaccines, there is no out-of-pocket costs to vaccine recipients.