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COVID-19 vaccines for Ohio children: How you can make an appointment at a store or hospital near you

Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

CLEVELAND — With federal agencies having giving final authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, stores and hospitals across Ohio are starting to schedule appointments to get doses into the arms of kids.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine pediatric formulation is a smaller 10 microgram dose compared with the dose of 30 micrograms used in adults and adolescents 12 and older. 

Ohioans are encouraged to call their provider for more information, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov, or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) to locate a provider or make an appointment. We also have put together the following list of stores and hospitals that are providing the COVID-19 vaccine for children by appointment.

STORES

CVS

Starting Sunday, Nov. 7,  more than 40 CVS pharmacy locations across Ohio will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 Parents should schedule an appointment online at CVS.com or through the CVS pharmacy app.

Walgreens

Appointments are now available and can be made through the appointment scheduler at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine, through the Walgreens app or by calling 1-800-Walgreens. 

Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle says the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 will be available at select locations. Visit their appointment scheduler to search for availability.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid said Wednesday it expects to begin pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations at select store locations starting Saturday, Nov. 6. 

The first appointments can be booked through Rite Aid's online scheduling tool beginning Thursday, Nov. 4. 

Walmart/Sam's Club

Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies will begin offering kids' COVID-19 vaccines "starting later this week," according to a online post by Lisa Smith, Walmart's Sr. Director of Clinical Strategy and Operations.

The pediatric vaccine will be available in more than 5,100 pharmacies, though supply may be limited initially.  

Parents and guardians can use Walmart’s online appointment scheduler to find an available Pfizer vaccine in their communities. Once you filter by age, the tool will show locations administering the kids' Pfizer vaccine in your neighborhood.

Walk-ins will be accepted, based on availability, according to Smith's post. 

To find a COVID-19 vaccine at a Walmart or Sam's Club, visit Walmart.com/covidvaccine or samsclub.com/pharmacy/immunizations

Acme Fresh Market

Acme is offering After School Clinics for kids ages 5 to 11 at the following times and locations: 

North Canton Acme (1474 N. Main Street, North Canton) from 3-6pm on Monday, November 8th and Tuesday, November 9th 

Montrose Acme (3979 Medina Road, Akron) from 3-6pm Wednesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 11 

Manchester Road Acme (3235 Manchester Road, Akron) from 3-6pm on Friday, November 12 and from 10am - 3pm on Saturday, November 13. 

Click here to schedule your appointment.

HOSPITALS

University Hospitals

University Hospitals (UH) plans to begin giving shots to children on Thursday, Nov. 4. If you are a UH Rainbow pediatric primary care patient, please call your pediatric office directly to schedule your vaccine.

If your child does not have a UH Rainbow primary care pediatrician, your child can be vaccinated at a UH Rainbow vaccine clinic. Call 216-302-1251 to schedule. You do not have to be a UH Rainbow patient to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UH's vaccine clinics.

UH Rainbow vaccination clinics are located at UH Cleveland Medical Center (Lerner Tower), UH Management Services Center in Shaker Heights and Seasons of Life in Parma.

UH adds that they plan to have mass vaccination clinics later in November.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to kids 5-11 later this week. You can schedule an appointment for children (ages 5 to 17) through MyChart or by calling 216-448-4117. 

The Clinic adds that children's vaccine appointments may be limited right now, but continue to check back as they will be adding more appointments and locations.

Cleveland Clinic adds that they plan to have mass vaccination clinics later in November. 

Metrohealth

Metrohealth is working on setting up a mass vaccination clinic as well as working with school health programs in the area to try and partner with schools.

Akron Children's Hospital

Appointments can be made for children 5 and older at Akron Children’s community vaccination clinics on its Akron and Beeghly campuses. Appointments can be made at akronchildrens.org/covidvaccine.

 Akron Children’s will continue offering the vaccines in schools to students with a parent’s consent. So far, the hospital’s Division of School Health Services has vaccinated students across 20 school districts throughout Summit, Portage, Stark, Mahoning, Columbiana and Wayne counties. Now the vaccine will be offered to students 5 years of age and older, with the school-based clinics continuing into the fall and winter months.

By mid-November, the hospital plans to offer the vaccine at primary care offices (Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics) in its 35-county service area and at Urgent Care locations.

COUNTY BOARDS OF HEALTH

Summit County

Summit County Public Health will begin taking appointments by phone to vaccinate children ages 5-11 on Thursday, November 4. Call 330-375-2772.

Lorain County

Lorain County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines for children. Click here to schedule an appointment at one of their upcoming clinics.

TEGNA's Andrew Weil contributed to this story

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