Shawnee Co. Health Department holds vaccine clinics at local schools

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:18 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Health Department has been holding vaccination clinics at area schools throughout the week.

They were at Silver Lake Junior-Senior High School on Thursday morning to vaccinate students, staff, and family members from the Silver Lake and Kaw Valley school districts.

The clinics are being held at three-week intervals, which is the required waiting period between the first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is currently the only one approved for children 12 and older.

13 NEWS spoke to student Cameron Jackson after he received his vaccine, who said he would highly recommend his peers get vaccinated, especially because “if you get the COVID shot and you’re hanging out with people who get the COVID, then you won’t have to quarantine.”

The health department will be holding a vaccine clinic for anyone interested on Friday, June 11 at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library from 8 am to 10 am.

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