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Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics for first & second doses start today

November 29, 2021 – News

Free pediatric Pfizer vaccine clinics for all Juneau youth ages 5-11 are happening today, November 29; Tuesday, November 30; and Saturday, December 4. These clinics are for first and second doses; the pediatric vaccine requires two doses administered three weeks apart. If your kid needs a first dose, register at juneau.org/vaccine or 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 586-6000.

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

Pediatric vaccine clinics are happening:

  • Today, November 29, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Marie Drake Building
  • Today, November 29, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School
  • Tuesday, November 30, 3:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at Mendenhall River Community School
  • Tuesday, November 30, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School
  • Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School

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.
  • 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.

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

The clinics are organized by City and Borough of Juneau 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.