Here's where to get free COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as 5 this week in Austin

Children age 5 and up can receive free COVID-19 vaccines at a variety of clinics this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Children age 5 and up can receive free COVID-19 vaccines at a variety of clinics this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Children age 5 and up can receive free COVID-19 vaccines at a variety of clinics this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Austin ISD, Travis County and Austin Public Health are offering free COVID-19 vaccines to children age 5 and up, according to news releases from Travis County and AISD.

Travis County and APH will be offering Pfizer vaccines for children at dozens of times and locations in the Austin area for the next week. While not all clinics offer the Pfizer vaccine that children are authorized to take, all clinics will provide booster shots for people who meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's eligibility criteria, the release said. Appointments are not required, according to the county's web page listing vaccine events.


The school district hosted its first vaccine clinic with free shots available for children under the age of 12 at Northeast Early College High School on Nov. 4 following the vaccine’s approval for children as young as 5 from the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC, district spokesperson Eddie Villa said.

Austin ISD's next free clinic for children age 5 and up will be held in partnership with nonprofit Vax Together Austin on Nov. 13 at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center at 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Austin, according to the event description.
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.



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