Atlanta, Georgia 2021-11-30 08:35:00 –
Marietta, Georgia (CBS46) — The Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest medical systems, has opened two pediatric COVID-19 vaccination centers. This is because the FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccine to patients aged 5 to 11 years.
To date, approximately 2,000 pediatric appointments are planned by January 2022.
Wellstar’s pediatric COVID vaccination sites are currently located in Eastcob and Acworth Health Parks, and parents and caregivers are encouraged to schedule vaccination appointments with their child’s pediatrician.
“I decided to vaccinate my two children, ages 5 and 7,” said Hunter Carlson, executive director of the Health Parks and Pediatric Center for Wellstar Health System. “The kids had a great time and enjoyed interacting with doctors and staff. In addition to wearing masks, the vaccine gives my kids and family an additional layer of protection against illness.”
The organization is playing a supporting role as it states that the best protection against COVID-19 is prevention, vaccination, and prevention of community spread.
For more health tips and information on how to schedule vaccinations for children, click here.
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