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COVID vaccine offered for infants

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During the week of July 5-July 10, there were 100 new cases reported to the Pettis County Health Center. Last week there were 65.

Following federal guidance and a physician order from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bothwell Regional Health Center has available the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years.

For this age group, the vaccine is administered intramuscularly as a series of three doses. Doses one and two are separated by 21 days, and doses two and three are separated by eight weeks.

Vaccines for this age group are offered by appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays at Bothwell TLC Pediatrics by calling 660-829-5852 or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at Bothwell Health Center-Truman Lake in Warsaw by calling 660-438-6800. Both clinics also offer the pediatric vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.

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