DeKALB – DeKalb community members as young as 12 will get another chance to grab a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine during two free clinics this month and next hosted at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb.
The clinics are being held through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, according to a news release, and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 17 at St. Paul’s, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb.
The events are being held as outreach to the community, according to a news release.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be used and is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for those as young as 5. However, the vaccines offered at the church clinic will only be available to those as young as 12, since the pediatric vaccine won’t be on hand, confirmed church members.
People will be able to get first and/or second doses of the vaccine, or a booster shot, during the clinics, according to the release.
“This clinic will hopefully be a resource for our neighbors to get vaccinated and an opportunity to get the booster shots now available,” said the Rev. Barbara A.T. Wilson, Rector at St. Paul’s.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the church at 815-756-4888. Walk-ins also are welcome.
Those interested should come to the breezeway door from Normal Road, Door 8.
For information, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov. or call 1-833-621-1284.
This story has been updated to clarify that the vaccine will only be offered to those as young as 12 at the church.