Weber Health to begin offering vaccines to 12-15-year-olds
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Weber Health will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to kids aged 12-15 Thursday after state and federal health officials gave the OK.
The Centers for Disease Control and Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Wednesday that it was safe for teens in that age group to receive the vaccine, adding that it was 100% effective in preventing infection in children aged 12-15.
Walk-ins and appointments are available at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Weber Health’s 333 Front St. N La Crosse Clinic.
All recipients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ages 18 and older are also eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine.
All vaccines are available at no cost to the patient and health insurance is not required. Weber Health also offers vaccine walk-ins and appointments every Tuesday (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Wednesday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and every other Saturday (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).
Visit www.weber-health.com for updates to clinic days and hours of operation, vaccine availability, appointment registration and additional resources on vaccine safety.
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