June 19, 2021
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People ages 12-15 can get COVID-19 vaccines in Douglas County starting Thursday

Based on updated recommendations from the CDC, people ages 12-15 can get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Douglas County starting Thursday.

Those 12- to 15-year-olds can get the vaccine at the LMH Health site. Also beginning Thursday, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health will expand the hours of the LMH Health drive-thru vaccination center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays “for the foreseeable future,” according to a news release from LDCPH Wednesday evening.

“Parents or guardians are asked to schedule an appointment for their child, so as not to overwhelm the current resources in place,” the release said.

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Visit LDCHealth.org/COVIDVaccine or douglascountyks.org/coronavirus to find a code to register for a vaccine appointment.

The consent form for parents and guardians is also available on LDCPH’s site. Parents or guardians can accompany kids to a vaccine appointment to give consent, or vaccination staff can call parents to get consent over the phone, according to the release.

A list of area pharmacies and others providing the vaccine is also available on both websites.

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