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COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids age 5-11 this Saturday at Riverbend

December 2, 2021 – News

A free Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for kids age 5-11 is happening this Saturday, December 4, at Riverbend Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is safe and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Register your child at juneau.org/vaccine, call 907-586-6000, or simply walk in. This is the City and Borough of Juneau’s last pediatric vaccine clinic of the year.

The Riverbend clinic will offer first and second doses. If your kid needs a first dose, register at juneau.org/vaccine or 907-586-6000. If you’ve already registered your child for their second dose, there’s no need to register again. If you haven’t though, do make an appointment at juneau.org/vaccine or 907-586-6000. The Riverbend clinic will also accommodate walk-ins.

If your child is getting their second dose, don’t forget to bring their vaccine card.

Please note the following:

  • Youth ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or a caregiver. If a parent/legal guardian isn’t able to be there, a caregiver is required to bring a printed and completed parent permission form to the clinic appointment.
  • Possible side effects from the pediatric vaccine include pain, redness, and swelling on the arm where your child got the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of their body. These side effects may affect your child’s ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects and severe allergic reactions are rare.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children from this CDC webpage or this Alaska Health and Social Services information sheet.

Again, here are the details:

WHAT: Vaccine clinic for all Juneau kids age 5-11
WHEN: Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Riverbend Elementary School, 2901 Riverside Drive
HOW: Register your child at juneau.org/vaccine, call 907-586-6000, or simply walk in

The clinic is organized by CBJ in partnership with Juneau Public Health Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Juneau School District, local pediatricians, and other community organizations.

For more information, call 586-6000 or email COVIDquestions@juneau.org.