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Michigan State and ICHD to hold pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics

June 23, 2022
<p>Kamaya Young fills vaccine syringes, sorting them by vaccine, during the COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic at the Breslin Center on Jan. 26, 2022.</p>

Kamaya Young fills vaccine syringes, sorting them by vaccine, during the COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic at the Breslin Center on Jan. 26, 2022.

Photo by Devin Anderson-Torrez | The State News

Michigan State and the Ingham County Health Department are setting up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children aged six months to five years old after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recently approved the vaccine for use among the age group.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MSU to provide the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to the members of our community,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said in a press release. “The vaccine for children under the age of 5 offers significant protection from COVID-19 and will further contribute to protecting our community.”

Clinics will be held at the Breslin Center on July 1 and July 29 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Additionally, the clinics will provide vaccines for the rest of the community including the first, second and boosters shots. Lot 63 on Harrison Road will offer complimentary parking for those attending the clinic.

Attendees are encouraged to set up an appointment, but walk-ins may be accommodated.

“Families are critical to fighting the spread of COVID-19, and vaccines are the best way we know how to protect our children and at-risk family members against the coronavirus and its variants,” MSU Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Norman Beauchamp Jr. said in the press release. “The research and development behind the vaccines span several decades, so we know they are safe. This community partnership further strengthens our responsibility and commitment to provide a healthy and safe campus and community.”

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