Crawford County ready for kid COVID shots

The Crawford County Health Dept

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ks. – Crawford County is ready for parents and guardians looking to get their 5 to 11-year-olds vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

According to the KDHE’s vaccination tracker, a little under 54% of the Kansas population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

But the Crawford County Health Department director thinks those numbers will continue to rise, especially with all the phone calls her department has gotten recently about getting kids vaccinated.

Now that the CDC has signed off on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds, the Crawford County Health department will hold its first walk-in vaccination clinic for that age group on Friday, November 5th from 2-4PM.

The department’s director says this is another crucial step to overcoming the pandemic.

“I think it’s definitely a key component, especially for the younger ones. Our numbers have been higher in the elementary schools in some of the school districts so this will definitely be a major advancement,” said Crawford County Health Department Director Teddi Van Kam.

The Crawford County Health Department will also hold a second walk-in vaccination clinic for kids ages 5 to 11 on Monday, November 8th from 2-6PM.