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Thomas Jefferson High School hosts vaccination clinic for kids

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. — Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills partnered with the Pleasant Hills Apothecary to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5-11 years old.

The event ran Saturday at the high school from 9 a.m. to noon. A line outside the door formed before the clinic even opened.

The clinic administered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, with another dose three weeks down the line, on Dec. 4. The kid’s dose is 1/3 of the adult dose.

10-year-old Michael Fischer was one of the first to get the shot.

“It just felt like like if you have a small little scratch on your arm and then that’s really it,” he said.

His mother, Christi, said she was glad he was able to get the vaccine.

“I feel great. I’m just really happy that the four of us, both of my kids now and my husband are all vaccinated. It makes me feel great about it,” she said.

The CDC and FDA approved the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine last week.

The clinic was initially by appointment only, but walk-ins were also accepted.