Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at Tufts Medical Center in Boston

BOSTON — Several children ages 7 to 11 were the first to get the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine when Tufts Medical Center opened its clinic on Tuesday morning.

Jack Leary, 10, Anya Leary, 7 and Connor Shirahama, 11, all from Waban, were the first to roll up their sleeves.

The Tufts clinic is located at 800 Washington Street in the Tye Pavilion on the 1st floor and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine primary series for children ages 5 to 11 years of age has been authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC for use to prevent COVID-19 infection.

The vaccine is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart.

Tufts says It is a lower dose (0.2mL) than that offered to individuals 12 years of age and older.

For more details on the clinic, visit the Tufts vaccine website.

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