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Children’s COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available at Jackson County Health Department

MURPHYSBORO – Following approval by FDA and CDC, the Jackson County Health Department in Murphysboro will offer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children age 5-11 years old.

A vaccination clinic only for those ages 5-11 will be held at the Jackson County Health Department on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Second dose appointments for Dec. 4 can be made on-site after the first dose. Also, beginning Nov. 15, vaccination hours at the health department will expand until to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday to better accommodate children. Other clinics specifically for children will be announced soon.

All vaccinations at JCHD require an appointment. Visit www.jchdonline.org and click on the box near the top of the page to schedule or call the health department at 618-684-3143 to make an appointment over the phone. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children.