Parents can now schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at Mayo Clinic for kids 5 and under

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Starting Tuesday, parents and legal guardians can schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for their children 5 and under at Mayo Clinic.

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations in the U.S. have been expanded to include children ages 6 months to 5 years. The new vaccine recommendations include:

  • Children ages 6 months to 4 years of age can receive a three-dose primary series of the Pfizer vaccine or a two-dose primary series of the Moderna vaccine.
  • Children who are 5 years old can receive a two-dose primary series of either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine.

“Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone, including children, be vaccinated for COVID-19,” says Erin Morcomb, M.D., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. “The COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of getting infected with COVID-19, or of becoming seriously ill or dying if infected. The more children who are vaccinated, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread and produce variants. This also keeps daycares and schools open and available.”

Parents and legal guardians may schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments by using their Patient Online Services caregiver account or by contacting their local primary care location.

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