CoxHealth now scheduling pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations
CoxHealth is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages five and older.
The change, which added eligibility for individuals ages five to 11, is in response to approval of the vaccine for this group from the CDC and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
“We are pleased to see this expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations for younger children, as we believe this will make a significant difference in protecting their health,” says Dr. Kofi Asare-Bawuah, medical director of Pediatrics at CoxHealth. “COVID vaccinations have been found to be extremely safe and effective, and the benefits far outweigh any risks, which are very rare. For many years, vaccinations have been found to be a wonderful tool in the fight against disease – helping protect individuals and our collective community – and ones for COVID-19 are no different.”
Appointments will be available in the coming days in Springfield, Branson, Lamar and Monett.
Parents or guardians may schedule vaccinations for children by calling 417-269-1300.