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Pediatric COVID vax clinics coming to Douglas, Linn, Benton counties

Oregon Health Authority
Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines soon to be administered to 5-11 year olds in rural counties.

Officials say right now demand outstrips vaccine supply but in the coming weeks, parents will have more options.

Douglas County has geared up with a bevy of sites for parents to take their 5 to 11 year olds for a COVID-19 vaccine—starting next week. The Douglas County Health Department has announced the first in-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics beginning Monday, Nov. 8.

Meanwhile in Linn and Benton counties, local providers and hospital networks are urging patience from parents, saying demand for the pediatric vaccine will outstrip supply—at least early on. Officials from both counties encourage parents to make an appointment with their pediatrician for a shot. Linn County expects to have 300 doses for children next week. Those will be administered at Boulder Falls event center in Lebanon.

Here are upcoming pediatric vax clinics to watch for:

Douglas County

Monday, Nov. 8- Beveridge Magnet Middle School at 616 S. 120th St.

McMillan Magnet Middle School at 3802 Redick Ave.

Tuesday, Nov. 9- R.M. Marrs Magnet Middle School at 5619 S. 19th St.

Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, 6143 Whitmore St.

Friday, Nov. 12- Millard North Middle School at 2828 S. 139th St.

All five of the clinics run from 4-7 p.m. and are open to the public. DCHD said that there will be additional clinics throughout the community in the following weeks.

Linn County

• From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 and Nov. 29 at Waverly Elementary in Albany.

• From noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, Wednesday Nov. 10 and Nov. 16 at Best Western Boulder Falls Inn in Lebanon.

• From 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 at North Albany Middle School.

• From 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and Dec. 13 at Liberty Elementary.

Benton County

• From 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at Garfield Elementary, Corvallis.

• From 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Lincoln Elementary, Corvallis.

• From 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Alsea School, Alsea.

• From 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Philomath High School, Philomath.

• From 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Monroe High School.

• From 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at North Albany Middle School.

• From 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Corvallis Boys & Girls Club.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in a variety of media including television, technical writing, photography and daily print news before moving to the Pacific Northwest.