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Reno County Kansas - Health Department Offering COVID Boosters for Ages 5+ 20 May 2022 ( news )
Reno County , state Kansas ( By Press Release office)
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The Reno County Health Department is now administering Pfizer - BioNTech COVID - 19 booster doses to children aged 5 through 11 if it has been at least five months since the completion of a primary series of the vaccine
Reno County Health Department Offering Booster COVID - 19 Doses for Ages 5+
Reno County , Kan . - May 20 , 2022 -
The Reno County Health Department is now administering Pfizer - BioNTech COVID - 19 booster doses to children aged 5...... through 11 if it has been at least five months since the completion of a primary series of the vaccine . The Federal Drug Administration ( FDA ) amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine earlier this week , which was followed by the recommendation from the Advisory Council for Immunization Practices ( ACIP ) on Thursday , May 19 . Since the pandemic began , more than 4 . 8 million children ages 5 through 11 have been diagnosed with COVID - 19 , 15 , 000 have been hospitalized , and over 180 have died .
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) also strengthened their recommendation that immunocompromised individuals over the age of 12 , and those 50 years and older should receive a second booster dose at least four months after their first .
The Reno County Health Department is administering vaccines during their normal operating hours . They will administer Pfizer - BioNTech primary doses , and booster doses for those aged 5 and over . The Moderna vaccine is available for primary doses and booster doses for ages 18 and over . Walk - ins are accepted for ages 12 and over , but appointments are required for children aged 5 - 11 . Call 620 - 694 - 2900 and select option 6 for scheduling . The vaccine is free to any Reno County resident , regardless of citizen status or insurance .
The Health Department is open Monday , Tuesday , and Thursday from 7:30am to 6pm , Wednesday from 9am to 6pm , and Friday from 7:30am to noon . For more information on the vaccines or to find additional vaccine providers , visit
www . vaccines . gov
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