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El Paso County: Where to get COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 02:44:07-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 received final authorization from the CDC on Tuesday and will be available starting Friday, Nov. 5 in El Paso County.

Currently, in El Paso County, the 5-11 age group has the highest incidence of COVID-19 when compared to the 0-4, 12-17, and 18+ age groups.

“We now have COVID-19 vaccines available for those 5 years of age and older in El Paso County communities, which provides parents with additional COVID-19 prevention resources,’ said Susan Wheelan, director of El Paso County Public Health. “Our clinics are filling up quickly since the CDC gave the green light. We anticipate receiving weekly shipments of vaccine supplies and offering additional clinics. I encourage parents to speak with their pediatrician or health care provider as part of the process to make an informed decision about getting their child vaccinated.”

The following locations have vaccine doses for ages 5-11, in addition to doses for adults. Note, parental consent is required for the vaccination of minors.

  • Chapel Hills Mall: 1710 Briargate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This drive-thru location is on the southeast corner of the property near the AMC Theater. Preregistration available online [comassvax.org].
  • Citadel Mall: 750 Citadel Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
    Open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This drive-thru location is on the south side of the property near JCPenney. Preregistration available online [comassvax.org].
  • El Paso County Public Health South: 6436 U.S. Highway 85-87, Fountain, CO 80817.
    Open Nov. 5 from 3-7 p.m., and Nov. 6-7 from 8 am. – 2 p.m. each day. Preregistration available online [comassvax.org].
  • El Paso County Public Health Southeast WIC Office: 2948 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80910. Open Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Preregistration available online [comassvax.org].

Several schools are also planning to host clinics through Public Health’s Mobile Outreach Unit. The El Paso County Health Department says that parents should look for communication from their schools to see if a clinic is planned.

Vaccines for anyone 12 and older are more widely available throughout El Paso County.

Free transportation is available through Envida, Senior Key and Fountain Valley Senior Center. Call (719) 600-2221 to learn more about transportation options to vaccine appointments.


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