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Southern Nevada Health District to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5

FILE: Vaccination (KSNV)
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The Southern Nevada Health District will begin offering COVID vaccines for children six months to five years old starting Wednesday, June 22.

Until now, this group was not eligible for a COVID vaccine.

“We are pleased to finally be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccines to help protect our youngest residents,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District.

“Families have made extraordinary sacrifices these past few years to protect their children and their most vulnerable members. The availability of the vaccines for younger children is another critical step in our ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our community,” said Dr. Leguen.

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A recent report found only about 18% of parents with children in this group are expected to get their children vaccinated right away.

The health district says it will have the three-dose Pfizer vaccine in its clinics.

The two-dose Moderna shot is currently authorized for children ages six months to five years old but will not be immediately available at the Southern Nevada Health District just yet.

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