CDC approves vaccines for children, county ready to deliver

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The Affton School District vaccinated every teacher and staff member who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine at an event at Affton High School Monday, March 15, 2021, seen above.

The Centers for Disease Control approved COVID vaccines for children ages 5-11 Tuesday, meaning the county will have child-size doses as early as Saturday.

“This is great news. Another moment of promise in the long road to recovery,” County Executive Sam Page said. “The timing comes as cases across the country dip and anxiety rises. With colder weather approaching, indoor holiday gatherings are planned, increasing the risk of infection.”

Page said 15 million child doses are being shipped out across the country to serve the expected demand for the vaccine.

Next week, all three department of public health branches in the county and four library branches will have vaccines available. Saturday clinics will be held at the John C. Murphy Health Clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the month. The Sunset Hill branch will have evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November.

Visit revivestl.com for more information on vaccines and their availability around the county.