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Lane County Public Health is ready to vaccinate eligible children pending federal & state approval

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Land County Public Health announced Monday they’re prepared to administer pediatric vaccines to children 5 to 11 as soon as they get the green light from state and federal officials.

With full federal and state approval of pediatric Pfizer vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 expected this week, Lane County Public Health says they’re ready to administer shots for that age group.

The county announced Monday, they’re prepared to vaccinate roughly 10,000 eligible children. That’s about 40 percent of the county’s population of children 5 to 11 years old.

The county said in a release they based their supply on national surveys that suggested a third of parents will seek vaccinations for their children. The goal is to vaccinate 4,000 eligible children in the county by the end of the year.

To get there, the county will offer free vaccination clinics indoors at the Lane Events Center, at schools outside school hours, and at community-led clinics.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled starting Friday morning. Parents and guardians can schedule appointments at: Get Vaccinated - Lane County or by calling (541) 682-1380.

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