WORCESTER, Mass. - After getting ood and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for kids ages 5 to 11 last week, the city of Worcester offered pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday.
Doses were administered at both the Worcester Public Library and Centro in Worcester's Main South during the day. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were available to children, as well as anyone who needed them. This is Centro's second vaccine clinic. They hosted one for adults earlier this year. Centro says they were hoping to vaccinate at least ten children Saturday.
"We're very fortunate to have this opportunity to be able to provide it to the age group which was recently approved," navigation equity specialist for Centro Dionela O'Connell said. "So, it's very important that we're part of this and just be able to offer it."
The clinic also featured raffles for adults, which included two $500 cash prizes. Children 5 to 17 had a chance to win a Nintendo Switch or an Apple Watch. Starting Monday, vaccines will be administered at all Worcester Public Schools for students ages 5 and up with parental consent.