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COVID-19 vaccine registration for ages 5-11 is open now; clinics start Monday

November 5, 2021 – News

COVID-19 vaccine registration for kids ages 5-11 is available now at juneau.org/vaccine or 586-6000. Sign up your child for the two-dose pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Pediatric vaccine clinics in Juneau are on:

  • Monday, November 8, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Marie Drake Building
  • Monday, November 8, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School
  • Tuesday, November 9, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Mendenhall River Community School
  • Tuesday, November 9, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School
  • Thursday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School

Second dose clinics will take place end of November/early December.

Please note the following:

  • Flu vaccine will also be available, as an add-on, for parents who would like their child to receive a flu shot at the same time.
  • While all clinics are open to all children ages 5-11 (the child does not have to be enrolled in the Juneau School District), more time per appointment has been allocated to the clinics at Marie Drake, Mendenhall River, and Riverbend. Parents of younger children (5-8), or any child who may need additional time, are encouraged to sign up for appointments at those locations.
  • 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 formto the clinic appointment.
  • If you are registering multiple children for the same clinic but are unable to get appointments at the same time, please feel free to bring all of your children at any one child’s appointment time. Please still register each child who will be receiving a vaccine for the clinic.
  • If your child has a reaction from the vaccine and feels sick, please keep your child home from school. In this situation, your child does not need a negative COVID-19 test to return to school. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

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.

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