Wyandot Memorial Hospital Offering COVID Vaccines for Children 5-11
Seven-year-old Ila Kreais of Upper Sandusky (center) was one of the first children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Wyandot Memorial today. Quality and Infection Prevention Director Valerie Schalk (left) administered Ila’s vaccination as her mother, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Danielle Kreais, watches.
Wyandot Memorial Hospital is now administering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines.
The hospital is providing the Pfizer vaccine in the pediatric formulation Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The walk-in service is offered at the surgery entrance, and appointments outside of those hours can be scheduled as needed.
A parent or guardian is required to sign consent for their child to receive the vaccine.
The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is a two-part series given 21 days apart, and WMH is prepared to administer both.
In addition to the pediatric vaccines, the hospital continues to offer first, second and booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments may be scheduled if desired.
The Pfizer vaccine is approved for youth ages 12 to 17 and adults, and the Moderna vaccine is approved for individuals 18 years of age and older. The boosters are limited to eligible individuals as determined by ODH.
To discuss eligibility, schedule appointments or for more information, phone the hospital’s COVID Call Line at 419-294-4991, extension COVID (2684)
For More Information:
Ann Kemerley, Chief Marketing & Development Officer at Wyandot Memorial Hospital
885 N. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
419-294-4991, extension 2268