Two COVID vaccination clinics for kids ages 5-11 scheduled in Christiansburg this week

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — More than 900 children ages 5 to 11 will have the chance to get vaccinated against the coronavirus during two large-scale clinics in Christiansburg this week.

The first vaccination clinic, hosted by Martins Pharmacy, is set to take place at the Christiansburg High School cafeteria from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The New River Health District says this event will offer more than 500 appointments for children to receive a vaccine. However, you need to schedule an appointment in advance for this clinic.

Then, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, the Christiansburg Pharmacy will host a clinic at the Christiansburg Recreation Center on North Franklin Street.

If you want your child to get vaccinated during Friday’s event, you are required to reserve one of the 400 appointments online.

Health officials say that pharmacists, VCOM medical students, and contract nurses with the health department will provide the vaccines at both of these sites.

An encounter form is included in the registration links for each clinic, which people can fill out in advance to keep the administrative process moving quickly. However, there will also be hard copies on site for those who need them.

You are asked to bring your ID with you to the clinic. While insurance is not required for children to receive the vaccine, you are still encouraged to bring proof of insurance if you have it.

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