GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Prevea, Bellin Health, and ThedaCare will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of five and eleven starting as early as this Friday.
Prevea says that scheduling for appointments will also start on Nov. 8 to prevent their call centers from getting overwhelmed. They are asking parents/legal guardians to wait to schedule an appointment online (or by calling) until Nov. 8.
There will be a required second dose of the vaccine 21 days after the first dose. The second dose appointment will reportedly be scheduled on-site during the child’s first dose appointment.
There are multiple Prevea locations across the state that will offer the vaccine including:
- Green Bay
- Oconto Falls
- Chippewa Falls
- Eau Claire
- Rice Lake
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also announced that the state will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to children between the ages of five and eleven.
“Now with a COVID-19 vaccine available to nearly all school-aged children, we can do more to protect our kids from this virus. Whether they are at school, playing with their friends, or spending time with family, vaccinating your kids means they can do the things they love while also staying safe and healthy,” said Gov. Tony Evers.
More information about Prevea locations and vaccine appointment scheduling can be found on their website.
Bellin Health will offer the COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday, Nov. 5 and scheduling is currently available at the following locations:
- Bellin’s Ashwaubenon Community Vaccination Site, 1630 Commanche Ave
- Bellin Health Marinette, 2820 Roosevelt Road
- Bellin Health Iron Mountain, 440 Woodward Ave
“This vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective for kids in this age group, who — despite being at lower risk for serious disease — can still contract, spread, be hospitalized with and even die from COVID-19,” said Bellin Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Michael Landrum.
More information can be found on Bellin’s website.
ThedaCare will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 starting on November 9.
ThedaCare will be offering the Pfizer vaccine at the following locations:
- New London
Residents can now begin scheduling vaccination appointments through MyThedaCare/My Chart.
“Children have been among those most impacted by the pandemic – from virtual learning and masking, to being isolated and away from friends – they have found ways to adapt,” said Dr. Cockley. “If more people are vaccinated, it will help us all, and allow our children to get back to more of those activities many of them have missed throughout the pandemic.”
For more information, visit the ThedaCare website.