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.
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.)
|Wed 11/10||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||Eudora West Resource Center, 1310 Winchester Rd, Eudora, KS 66025||PPEW111021|
|Wed 11/10||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E 15th St, Lawrence, KS 66044||PPEL111021|
|Thu 11/11||3:30 PM||6:30 PM||Lecompton Elementary School, 626 Whitfield St, Lecompton, KS 66050||PPLE111121|
|Thu 11/11||5:00 PM||8:00 PM||Raintree Montessori School, 4601 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, KS 66047||PPRT111121|
|Fri 11/12||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W 27th St, Lawrence, KS 66047||PPHP111221|
|Fri 11/12||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||Community Building, 115 W 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66044||PPCB111221|
|Sat 11/13||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||West Middle School, 2700 Harvard Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049||PPWM111321|
|Sat 11/13||2:00 PM||5:00 PM||Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044||PPLM111321|
|Tue 11/16||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||Baldwin High School, 415 Eisenhower St, Baldwin City, KS 66006||PPBC111621|
|Wed 11/17||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Ln, Lawrence, KS 66049||PPSP111721|
|Sat 11/20||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||Billy Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St, Lawrence, KS 66046||PPBM112021|
|Sat 11/20||2:00 PM||5:00 PM||Southwest Middle School, 2511 Inverness Dr, Lawrence, KS 66047||PPSW112021|
If you need help registering, call 785-843-0721. Any questions about vaccines in general can be directed to 785-843-3060 or firstname.lastname@example.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.