Carroll County Public Health is working with area schools to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students ages 12 and older.
The Pfizer vaccine recently was approved for those ages. Previously it was available to people ages 16 and up.
The clinic dates are as follows:
— 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20 at IKM-Manning High School
— 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 21 at Coon Rapids-Bayard
— 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 24 at Glidden-Ralston, Carroll Schools (middle and high school) and Kuemper Schools (St. Angela Center and high school)
— 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at IKM-Manning High School
— 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 11 at Coon Rapids-Bayard
— 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14 at Glidden-Ralston
— 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 14 at Carroll Middle School (for all ages)
— 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 14 at Kuemper Catholic High School (for all ages)
Those who received a first dose can go during the specified time frames for their second dose without an appointment.
To make an appointment, visit https://form.jotform.com/211375876150154.
“We encourage parents with questions to talk to your child’s healthcare provider to learn more about the vaccine,” states information from Carroll County Public Health. “And if your adolescent is behind on routinely recommended vaccines, now would be a good time to make sure they get caught up.”
Carroll County Public Health as well as area health clinics, hospitals and pharmacies continue to have adequate supplies of all vaccines available. Anyone can visit www.stanthonyhospital.org/covid19vaccine for a list of available locations and to schedule a vaccination. Students 12 and up who aren’t able to attend one of the school clinics are able to get a vaccine at any location that offers the Pfizer vaccine.
Those who want to receive their prime or boost dose from Carroll County Public Health can call 712-794-5408 to be added to a group schedule. When CCPH reaches 10 people, each person will be contacted and a vaccination time will be scheduled for that group.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two weeks after a dose of Johnson & Johnson.
No one will be charged for a COVID-19 vaccination. If someone has health insurance with a private provider, Medicare or Medicaid, their insurance can be billed for administering the shot.
For additional information, watch excerpts of the COVID-19 panel discussions at www.stanthonyhospital.org/covid19vaccine. This effort was in response to questions that had been posed by area residents to medical professionals. The discussions also include information from a “long hauler” and other individuals who have had COVID-19.