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Here is where children can get the COVID-19 vaccine in central Indiana

The Moderna COVID vaccine clinical trial is for children under the age of 12, who are then broken down into three age groups: 6-11 years old, 2-5 years old and six to 20 months old.
Posted at 10:48 AM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 15:00:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Children can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine in central Indiana.

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the go-ahead for younger children ages 5-11 to get the vaccine.

Additional sites across Central Indiana will be listed at ourshot.in.gov. Parents can schedule appointments online beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, and the website also has answers to questions in multiple languages.

People with questions or concerns can call 211 or the Indiana Department of Health at 866-211-9966.

CVS announced it will begin giving the vaccine Sunday. Appointments can be scheduled online.

Here's a map of vaccination sites in Indiana.

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Here is additional information on vaccines for kids 5-11, by county:

Hamilton County:

The Hamilton County Health Department will begin giving those vaccines at its COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at the 4H Fairgrounds in Noblesville at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Wednesday's clinic runs until 7 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis and supplies are limited.

“We are doing what we can to make this vaccination as pain-free for kids and their parents as possible,” says Jason LeMaster, administrator for the Hamilton County Health Department. “We have cordoned off individual areas for children and brought in nurses with pediatric experience. The doses will also be delivered through smaller needles and suckers will be handed out to kids after their vaccine.”

Marion County:

The Indiana Department of Health announced the vaccine will be available for children from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the clinic across from Gate 2 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Vaccines will be also available in Marion County beginning Thursday at District Health Office vaccine clinics and the ACTION Health Center, according to the Marion County Public Health Department.

Parental or guardian consent is required for children to receive the vaccine. Adults can name alternate caregivers who are 18 or older and might accompany a child for the second dose.

Walk-ins are welcome at all sites, which include:

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway parking lot, 4551 West 16th Street across from Gate 2: 4-8 p.m. beginning Wednesday
  • Northeast District, 6042 E. 21st St: noon-4 p.m. Mondays, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 6 only
  • Eagledale Plaza, 2802 Lafayette Road, Suite 13: 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays
  • Northwest District, 6940 N. Michigan Road: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 only
  • South District: 7551 S. Shelby St.: 3-7 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m.-noon Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 only
  • ACTION Health Center, 2868 N. Pennsylvania St.: 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 only

Madison County:

The Madison County Health Department has received 300 doses of the vaccine for kids ages 5-11 and will start vaccinations Thursday, November 4. Scheduling begins Thursday and can be done online. Children must be accompanied by an adult with identification. If a parent or guardian cannot bring the child, the accompanying adult must have a signed letter from the parent/guardian permitting the child to be vaccinated. For more information, click here.

Monroe County:

The Monroe County Health Department announced "Super Shot Clinics" and other vaccination information Thursday.

Tippecanoe County:

The Tippecanoe County Health Department has received 300 doses of the vaccine for kids ages 5-11 and will begin administering them on Thursday, November 4 at the health department's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic (1950 S. 18th Street - the former YMCA). Appointments are strongly recommended and preferred; a limited number of walk-ins for the pediatric vaccine will be accepted 90 minutes prior to closure. The health department anticipates receiving additional doses in the coming weeks. More information is available here.

Wayne County:

The Wayne County Health Department will be holding an evening clinic Thursday November 4, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. for COVID-19 vaccinations. Walk-ins are welcomed. Children under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

“Getting at least one dose in a child prior to Thanksgiving is important. Even one dose provides some level of protection for the others they will come into contact with, like their grandparents,” said Christine Stinson, Wayne County Health Department Executive Director.

The health department will have the vaccine available during all normal vaccine hours on Mondays-Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome until 3:30 p.m.

The health department has recently been awarded a grant through the Indiana State Department of Health that will assist them in providing more immunization clinics at the schools. The department is meeting with the school superintendents Thursday to begin discussions on how each district would like to see the health department meet their needs. More information is available here.