The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 on October 29. Tri-County Health Care has prepared a comprehensive plan to vaccinate children in the community. 

Vaccines will be administered at the Wadena Clinic. The vaccine consists of a two-dose series. Parents will be able to schedule their child’s second dose appointment during their first dose visit. 

Tri-County Health Care will be administering vaccines for children on the dates below.

• Wednesday, Nov. 10-  1 p.m.-4 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 11- 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 18- 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

A parent must be present during the vaccination. Following vaccination, there is a standard 15-minute waiting period for monitoring the child. Patients are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling (218) 631-3510. Walk-ins are also accepted. 

COVID-19 vaccination at Tri-County Health Care is free of charge.