St. Louis, Missouri 2021-05-12 06:28:00 –
ST. Lewis County, Missouri (KMOV.com)-Dr. Sam Page, executive of St. Louis County, will talk about the county’s plans to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 15.
The expected announcement will be made when a 12-year-old child is preparing to roll up his sleeves for the vaccine. The CDC’s Independent Advisory Board will meet this afternoon to provide recommendations for assessing the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, announced earlier this week.
After the CDC approves a vaccine for the ages 12-15, the State Department of Health must also approve the vaccine for that age group. Many organizations expect that youth will be vaccinated by Thursday.
Some local school districts work with local pharmacies to provide vaccines. Afton’s Medicine Shoppe said interest in these clinics was higher than in clinics tailored for teens and older.
“It’s getting longer and longer, and in the last count 430 signed it up,” said Medicine Shoppe pharmacist Lynn Schmittgens. “Due to the amount of vaccine we have available, we will have to cut it off immediately.”
The store tentatively set up a clinic for students in the Afton School District over the age of 12 on Thursday. The Ladue school district is almost full with clinics scheduled for Friday.
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