Here’s where children can get the COVID-19 vaccine around Muncie

Lena Weib

MUNCIE, Ind. — After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5-11 in late October, local healthcare systems are working to provide the shot to younger age groups.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Meridian Health Services and Open Door Heath Services have started accepting appointments for children, with some already providing shots this week.

Open Door Health Services began vaccinations for the 5-11 age group Monday, Nov. 8, through its community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 333 S. Madison Street.

Suzanne Clem, vice president of community engagement for Open Door, told The Star Press there have already been plenty of appointments, with children excited to do their part.

“Open Door’s community vaccination clinic has been an exciting place to be this week, with families who have waited months for this moment coming in, getting their kids protected,” Clem said. “It’s been encouraging for our team to not only hear parents share their own ‘why’ for getting kids protected, but their child’s ‘why’ as well.”

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