Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12-13
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ST. CLOUD, MN – December 12, 2017 – The first mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by The Cancer Society, Cancer Research U.S., and The University of Minnesota will be held at Scotiabank Arena in St. Cloud on Saturday, December 13th from 1-4pm.
The purpose of the clinic is to provide an opportunity for children between the ages of two and 13 to receive a free, safe, and effective childhood COVID-19 vaccine that’s safe and effective in children between the ages of two and 13.
“We’re seeing a lot of children across the country who have had their childhoods disrupted, and we’re making sure they have all the opportunity to complete their childhoods,” said Dr. Jennifer C. Smith, Executive Director and Chief Science Officer of The Cancer Society, Cancer Research U.S. and Minnesota Children’s Cancer Society. “We’re seeing a lot of them in Minnesota, and we’re seeing more as the virus spreads. And, we’re making sure we have the opportunity for those children to complete their childhoods.”
“When we hear about children going to the emergency room, or emergency care, and the parents have to make the decisions to put them on ventilators, or get them on a respirator, and they have to go home. These are kids we love, and we want them to grow up with all the tools necessary to be healthy.” said Dr. Smith.
For children who are unable to enter this clinic, they will still be able to participate by calling Cancer Research U.S. at 1-888-234-5535 or by visiting Cancer Research U.S.’s website at www.cancerresearchusa.org/march-kids.
The Children’s Cancer Society is also providing an online clinic for the children to attend. The online tool is located at www.cancerresearchusa.org/mass-covid-19-vaccine-clinic and includes a link for the online clinic with children as young as two years old. If you’re unable to visit the online