Brownsville ISD administering Covid vaccines for kids under 5
The Brownsville Independent School District began administering the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine shots for kids.
The district has been waiting to vaccinate this age group since they have pre-kindergarten and kindergarteners who are part of their district.
For now the demand is not high, but that is expected to change.
"This added protection is going to help the teacher feel more comfortable, more at ease,” said Alonso Guerrero, Brownsville ISD director of health services. “[They won’t] have to worry about Covid and just teach the children."
If parents choose the Moderna for their child, it’ll be a two-dose series and will wait four weeks before bringing their kids back for a second dose.
Children will get three doses with the Pfizer vaccine.
The district is vaccinating at the central administration building Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment only.
To sign up, call 956-548-8191.
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