DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Clinic has been vaccinating kids for the last month and they are about to give children the second dose of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine.
A pediatric vaccine clinic is taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Iowa Clinic’s West Des Moines location, with a follow-up pediatric clinic on Dec. 22 for the second dose. There will be two sessions available on Dec. 1. One session is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The other session is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parents and caregivers can schedule an appointment during either of the sessions here.
The Iowa Clinic has already vaccinated hundreds of kids in just a month.
“It is conservative to say that we have gone between 700-800 pediatric patients between 5-11 years old,” said Dr. Daniel Pelzer, a pediatrician at The Iowa Clinic. “Those are first doses and we are doing our second dose clinics this weekend for the majority of them that were done in early November. We are now giving them in our departments everyday.”
The clinic is now accepting patients to come in and get vaccinated just as a regular appointment, as well as its large events on the weekends.
“We have had a few successful Saturdays of over 300 children that have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in those 5-11 age groups,” said Pelzer.
Pelzer added that it was a great feeling to take families fears away of having to worry about the consequences of the virus in their children.
To sign up for a vaccination time, go to The Iowa Clinic’s website.