Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Museum Center to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Kids

Freebies are in store for children who get vaccinated.

click to enlarge Kids in Greater Cincinnati can schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations. - PHOTO: JUDY SCHMIDT, CDC
Photo: Judy Schmidt, CDC
Kids in Greater Cincinnati can schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations.

There's another option for getting your kids vaccinated from COVID-19 — just in time for the new year.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center are teaming up to host a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

The clinic will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union Terminal. Pfizer vaccine doses will be available to kids ages 5-11, though older youth and adults may receive vaccines, too. Flu shots for kids and adults also will be available. There is no charge for the vaccinations, and no appointments are necessary.

Admission to the Cincinnati Museum Center will be free to all who get COVID-19 vaccines that day. Free parking will be available in the lots at 1301 Western Ave.

In addition, the museum and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will give free entry to children who show proof of vaccination. The offer is good through Jan. 31.

Cincinnati Mayor-Elect Aftab Pureval will tour the clinic during the event.

"Our community is continuing to push back against the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccination remains the path to beating this virus," said Elizabeth Pierce, president & CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center, said in a release. "We all have to do our part by getting the shot for ourselves, our families and our community. With a significant portion of our guests falling in that 5-11 age range, we’re excited to team with Cincinnati Children’s to protect our young guests and our community."

"We are providing both flu and COVID vaccines in one setting, and you can choose one or both,” Susan Wade-Murphy, RN, assistant vice president for patient services at Cincinnati Children's, added. “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fully approves getting both vaccines at the same time. It is perfectly safe and very efficient.”

Cincinnati Children's Hospital was one of a handful of sites to conduct COVID-19 vaccine trials. Along with other area medical centers, the hospital has been strained with patients due to COVID-19 and other severe illnesses.

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