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June 22, 2022

MSU, ICHD to offer pediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccine at two clinics in July

Breslin Center clinics will serve as primary regional hub for immediate access to the vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years

Together, Michigan State University and the Ingham County Health Department are hosting two COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinics in July for the greater Lansing region. The clinics are among the first in the area to offer pediatric vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years following recent federal approval for these age groups. 

The clinics will be July 1 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Breslin Center and are open to everyone. 

According to a recent Kaiser Foundation survey on vaccine interest, approximately 5,000 parents and guardians of young children in Ingham County are expected to immediately seek vaccinations. With many other mass vaccination and booster clinics now closed, this partnership opens the door to vaccine accessibility for this newly eligible age group.

“Families are critical to fighting the spread of COVID-19, and vaccines are the best way we know how to protect our children and at-risk family members against the coronavirus and its variants,” said MSU Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Norman Beauchamp Jr. “The research and development behind the vaccines span several decades, so we know they are safe. This community partnership further strengthens our responsibility and commitment to provide a healthy and safe campus and community.”

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with MSU to provide the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to the members of our community,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. “The vaccine for children under the age of 5 offers significant protection from COVID-19 and will further contribute to protecting our community.”

In addition to providing initial doses to young children, the clinic also will offer first and second doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for other members of the community.

For those attending the vaccination clinic, complimentary parking will be available in Lot 63 of the Breslin Center, off of Harrison Road. Individuals will enter the Breslin Center through the Hall of History entrance located at the southeast corner of the building. Those getting vaccinated should bring their COVID-19 vaccination record card, identification card, and insurance card with them to their appointment, if possible.

Appointments are strongly encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accommodated when possible. The community can register for a vaccination appointment at 

By: Mark Bullion

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