FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Starting Wednesday, Broward County Schools, in partnership with the Department of Health, will begin on-site vaccinations for children ages five and older.
The youngest members of our society told CBS4’s Ashley Dyer, they’re ready to get vaccinated.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
“I feel really happy because once I get my vaccine it means I don’t need to worry that much about COVID anymore,” said 9-year-old Kardhik Sambadh, a third grader at Country Hills Elementary.
“I think it’s really good because I don’t want to get sick,” said Nikita Anthony.
Jenny Thoppin said as soon as the school district called her, she signed up her five-year-old daughter, Nikita, right away.
“I think everyone should get vaccinated,” said Thoppin.
Ashwini Sambadh feels the same way and signed her third grader up when she noticed local pharmacy appointments filling up.
“I’m super happy. I was looking at the CDC and CVS website, but the appointments are booked until next week so I’m really happy the school has taken the initiative for this week,” said Sambadh.READ MORE: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
A spokesperson for Broward County Schools says dozens of their elementary schools will be set up to distribute the vaccine.
Click here to download the schedule for on-site vaccinations at Broward County Public Schools.
Miami-Dade County School Districts are preparing for on-site vaccinations as well.
A spokesperson for the school districts tells CBS4 News they are waiting for their vaccine shipment to arrive. As soon as it does, they’ll be offering the vaccine at 40 different locations for children ages five and up.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved Pfizer’s kid-size shot for children last week.
The decision marks the first opportunity for Americans under 12 to get the powerful protection of any COVID-19 vaccine.
Select Publix, CVS, and Walmart pharmacies are now administering the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to children. Find pharmacy locations here.MORE NEWS: Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect At Florida Institute of Technology
Select Winn-Dixie pharmacies are also offering the Pfizer vaccine doses to the 5-11 set. Click Here for availability