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COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 5 - 11

Child getting vaccination

Nov. 4 2021

This week the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine was approved for children ages 5 to 11. Lauren S. Matthews, MD, with Lexington Pediatric Practice appeared on WLTX to answer questions about the vaccine. 

Dr. Matthews notes that the vaccine is the best tool available to prevent serious complications from COVID-19 in children. 

It is safe for children to receive the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same office visit. 

Children who have previously had an allergic reaction to components of the COVID-19 vaccine should not receive the vaccine. 

Lexington Medical Center is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to those age 5 and older at its vaccine clinic, located at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia. For details, visit

Head shot of Dr. Matthews
Lauren S. Matthews, MD, Lexington Pediatric Practice

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