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How your 5- to 11-year-olds can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Douglas County

Article last updated at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3:

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is ready to start registering kids ages 5-11 for COVID-19 vaccine clinics, the department announced Wednesday.

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The clinics will come with a little bonus, too.

“Each clinic will have entertainment as well as t-shirts, buttons, and stickers for kids who get their first vaccination dose,” LDCPH said in a news release.

Starting next week (the week of Nov. 8), LMH Health will also have vaccines available for kids by appointment only at all of its primary care clinics except First Med and McLouth Medical Clinic.

“We recommend scheduling an appointment for vaccination to allow these younger patients more time to become comfortable and at ease with the vaccine process,” spokesperson Rebecca Smith wrote in a community update email Wednesday. “This also provides parents and guardians the opportunity to ask questions of the provider about the vaccine.”

Lawrence Public Schools are encouraging, but not requiring, students in the 5-to-11 age group — and all who are eligible — to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The district added more information and a list of frequently asked questions to its website Wednesday.

Parents and guardians can visit this link and use a code below to register their child for an LDCPH clinic.

Here’s a full table of clinics and their registration codes, as provided by the health department. (Reading on your phone? You might need to scroll to the right to see the codes, or try turning your phone sideways.)

DateStartEndLocationRegistration Code
Wed 11/104:00 PM7:00 PMEudora West Resource Center, 1310 Winchester Rd, Eudora, KS 66025PPEW111021
Wed 11/104:00 PM7:00 PMEast Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E 15th St, Lawrence, KS 66044PPEL111021
Thu 11/113:30 PM6:30 PMLecompton Elementary School, 626 Whitfield St, Lecompton, KS 66050PPLE111121
Thu 11/115:00 PM8:00 PMRaintree Montessori School, 4601 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, KS 66047PPRT111121
Fri 11/124:00 PM7:00 PMHolcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W 27th St, Lawrence, KS 66047PPHP111221
Fri 11/124:00 PM7:00 PMCommunity Building, 115 W 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66044PPCB111221
Sat 11/139:00 AM12:00 PMWest Middle School, 2700 Harvard Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049PPWM111321
Sat 11/132:00 PM5:00 PMLiberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044PPLM111321
Tue 11/164:00 PM7:00 PMBaldwin High School, 415 Eisenhower St, Baldwin City, KS 66006PPBC111621
Wed 11/174:00 PM7:00 PMSports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Ln, Lawrence, KS 66049PPSP111721
Sat 11/209:00 AM12:00 PMBilly Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St, Lawrence, KS 66046PPBM112021
Sat 11/202:00 PM5:00 PMSouthwest Middle School, 2511 Inverness Dr, Lawrence, KS 66047PPSW112021

If you need help registering, call 785-843-0721. Any questions about vaccines in general can be directed to 785-843-3060 or info@ldchealth.org. More information is also available at this link.

LMH Health has a list of vaccination sites on its website at this link, and LDCPH has a list here. However, not all pharmacies that have the vaccine for people ages 12 and up have doses for kids yet. Two national retail pharmacies that have locations in Lawrence, Walgreens and CVS, have posted on their websites that they will begin offering appointments for kids ages 5-11 to get vaccinated starting this weekend.

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