Local healthcare providers administering COVID-19 booster shots to children ages 12-15 | WFRV Local 5

Green Bay, Wisconsin (WFRV) – The battle against COVID-19 continues as health care providers in northeastern Wisconsin are doing everything they can to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus and ensure communities stay safe.

Several local health care providers began announcing Friday that they are now offering COVID-19 booster shots to teens. The move comes after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently expanded the eligibility for booster doses for 12 to 15-year-olds.

“With the advent of the highly contagious omicron variant and the continuing burden of very high cases and hospitalization numbers in our region, boosters have become an extremely important tool in the fight against COVID-19,” said Beilin infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael. Landrum.

Belen Health:

  • what: Bellin Health will provide enhanced COVID-19 screenshots from Pfizer BioNTech
  • World Health Organization: Individuals 12 years and over
  • where: Bellin Health’s Ashwabinon Community Vaccination Site, located at 1630 Commanche Ave.
    • Belin Primary Health Care Clinic locations.
  • when: Starting Monday, January 10th

Bellin health officials note that vaccination appointments for patients ages 5 to 11 are available at select locations. Bellin will expand vaccine availability to all of its clinics as the vaccine begins to be rolled out. To schedule: visit mybellin.org or call the COVID-19 hotline at 920-445-7313.

Previa Health:

  • what: Prevea Health offers COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer BioNTech
  • World Health Organization: Individuals aged 12 to 15 years
  • where: In all Previa health centers
  • when: Starting Friday January 7th

If someone wishes to visit a Previa health center for the sole purpose of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, an appointment will be required. You can make an appointment online through MyPrevea. Officials note that residents do not have to be previa patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

MyPrevea is also available as an app on any smartphone or other device. If you do not have access or cannot use the Internet, you can call 1 (833) 344-4373 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost for the vaccine, insurance, and no vaccine case is required.

According to medical experts, this booster dose can be given at least 5 months after the second dose of Pfizer. If the patient or a member of the community is more than 5 months after their first two-dose series, they can make an appointment now. At this time, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for 12-17 year olds.

**This is an ongoing list, more local healthcare providers providing COVID-19 booster shots for teens will be added as they become available.

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