Appointments Now Available for Children Under Five Years for COVID-19 Vaccinations at Kane Vax Hub in Batavia
The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) announces appointments for COVID-19 vaccine are available for children 6 months to 5 years old.
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for children 6 month to 4 years of age and the Moderna vaccine is authorized for children 6 month to 5 years of age.
Vaccinations will be provided at the Kane Vax Hub in Batavia (501 N Randall Rd) and appointments are required. Sign up at KaneVax.org.
The following dates are limited to children receiving the Pfizer vaccine (6 months to 4 years of age) or the Moderna vaccine (6 months to 5 years of age):
Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Thursday June 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Friday July 1, 2022 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Pfizer and Moderna consent forms are available to download from KaneVax.org and KaneHealth.com. Parents are encouraged to consult with their health care provider prior to the vaccine.
More appointments will be added based on demand.
For additional information and current updates about COVID-19, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at 630-208-3801 and select the COVID line.
According to the CDC, the Pfizer vaccine is for children age 6 months to 4 years and has a "primary series" of three doses. The first and second doses are administered three to eight weeks apart, with at least two months between the second and third doses.
The Moderna vaccine is authorized for children 6 month to 5 years of age and is given in two doses, four to eight weeks apart. Immunocompromised children may require an additional dose of the Moderna vaccine.
“The ability to provide vaccine to the youngest residents of Kane County is another significant milestone in further reducing the spread of COVID-19 and its variants," said Michael Isaacson, Executive Director of the Kane County Public Health Department. “The vaccine will protect families and help keep little ones living a healthy life uninterrupted by the virus."
Since the COVID-19 vaccine became available to the public, more than 8 million adults and children across the state of Illinois have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine or received their booster dose. In Kane County 66% of the population is fully vaccinated.