LFCHD to begin giving COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is set to begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to young children.
Starting Wednesday, June 29, the Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months-5 years will be available for free by same-day appointment at LFCHD’s Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike.
“It’s important to talk to your kids if they are of age if they understand about getting the shot. So it’s a little pinch in the arm, it might hurt for a few seconds to a couple of minutes, and then talk about maybe some side effects they might experience. You could have sore arms, some general fatigue or crankiness,” said Kevin Hall, a spokesperson with the health department.
The health department says parents are strongly encouraged to have their infants and young children vaccinated. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule a same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. A second dose will be given after four weeks; you must call to schedule at that time.
COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5 and older are also still available on the same days.
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