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LSU Health Shreveport begins giving pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 5-11

116,000+ children ages 5-17 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, another 23,000 are partially vaccinated, LDH reports
Kids are starting to get their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Kids are starting to get their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.(Source;NBC12 | NBC12)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 5:03 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 11:22 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - After months of waiting, parents throughout northwest Louisiana now are able to get their children ages 5-11 vaccinated against COVID-19.

Pediatric vaccine offerings through LSU Health Shreveport started Monday, Nov. 8.

The institution will be administering doses of Pfizer’s vaccine from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the former Chevyland dealership, 2627 Linwood Ave. in Shreveport.

Parents wanting to have their children vaccinated are strongly encouraged to pre-register to expedite the process. Tap or click here to pre-register.

Otherwise, a signed consent form will need to be completed upon arrival.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, more than 116,000 children ages 5-17 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while another 23,000 are partially vaccinated.

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