Multiple locations in Fort Bend County are now offering COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5-11. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Multiple locations in Fort Bend County are now offering COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5 to 11.
The county announced it would be distributing the vaccine at the Nov. 9 Commissioners court meeting. The Rosenberg Annex Clinic was the first to start distributing Nov. 9 and offers the vaccine Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., said Rita Obey, communications manager for Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, via email.
Beginning on Nov. 16, the Four Corners Community Center will offer vaccines Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-6 p.m. Meanwhile, the Katy Mills mall will start offering the vaccine Nov. 23, and it will be available Wednesdays through Fridays from 2-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., according to Obey.
Finally, two Houston Community College locations will also offer the vaccine beginning Nov. 30. The Stafford location will offer it Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2-7 p.m., and the Missouri City location will have the vaccine Fridays from 2-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to Obey.
Dr. Jacquelyn Minter, director of Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, said in a Nov. 12 press conference that the vaccine had been approved for this age group by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and that her staff had received extensive training on the vaccine.
“Many parents have expressed their interest and excitement about getting their children vaccinated. Particularly those who have household members that are at risk from severe disease due to COVID are very happy that they can have these vaccines available to them,” Minter said. “We have them at our locations with specific times to make sure the environment is safe and comfortable for children and their families.”