Bronson to hold first vaccine clinic for teens

The Sunday clinic will target 12- to 15-year-olds who are now eligible for the COVID vaccine.

It’s open season on vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds in Kalamazoo County. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave its approval on Wednesday for the Pfizer vaccine to be used with this younger age group, organizations are shifting into high gear to get them inoculated against the coronavirus.

Bronson Healthcare will hold a vaccination clinic on Sunday specifically targeting newly eligible teens and preteens.

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Scheduled for 1 to 5pm at its COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Portage Road in Portage, the clinic is actually open to all eligible people regardless of age. But it’s expected that younger people will fill the bulk of vaccination slots.

Vaccination rates have been declining for the past few weeks as most adults who are interested in being vaccinated already have been. Health experts hope the new eligibility guidelines will help drive up vaccination numbers and get us closer to the 70% vaccination rate targeted by state leaders.

Those interested in booking an appointment can call Bronson’s Vaccine Call Center at (269) 220-3970 or register online.

People under 18 will need to have a form signed by a parent or guardian to get the shot.

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