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Children ages 5-11 receive first vaccine dose at county clinic

By Derek Kirk
Posted 11/23/21

MONTICELLO — A pediatric vaccination clinic was hosted by the Sullivan County Public Health Services at the Monticello Fire House on Richardson Avenue on Friday, November 19, in which 196 …

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Children ages 5-11 receive first vaccine dose at county clinic

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MONTICELLO — A pediatric vaccination clinic was hosted by the Sullivan County Public Health Services at the Monticello Fire House on Richardson Avenue on Friday, November 19, in which 196 children ages 5-11 received the first dose of the emergency authorized, FDA approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.

According to the Sullivan County Public Health Service’s website, the children in attendance joined the 40,000 plus people in Sullivan County who have already received the full dosage of the vaccine.

Karen Holden, Director of Patient Services for Sullivan County Public Health Services, looked to provide the children of the appropriate age group of Sullivan County with a “fun and accessible environment” in which they could receive their vaccinations.

Alongside her were many other “women behind the magic,” as Holden said, including Christina Haff, RN, who helped organize the staffing of the clinic.

“Just like a good show, you never see behind the scenes.” Holden said about the many Registered Nurses, volunteers and medical professionals that helped put on the clinic in praise of their work.
Holden also said that the timing of the clinic was set up with school schedules in mind, running from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m that Friday so that children and their parents and guardians would have ample opportunity to attend.

Other organizations were also present at the clinic and offered assistance in the production.
Sullivan 180 provided post-vaccination snacks and juice, representatives from both the Bethel Lions Club and the Tri-Valley Lions Club offered vision screenings for the children, with Garnet Health acting as the overall medical provider for the clinic.

The table for child-friendly snacks, toys, and other small rewards was set up at the exit in which those who received the vaccination were mandated to remain on-site until a full 15 minutes had passed to ensure their health and safety.

Vaccinations administered were met with a round of applause and cheering from the nurses and staff working the event as the youth completed their first dose of the vaccine.

Sullivan County Public Health Services plans on hosting two more pediatric clinics to help ensure greater accessibility to those who wish to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

The second first-dose clinic is planned to be held at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon on Tuesday, November 23 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m, and the third first-dose clinic will be held at the Sullivan County Public Health Services office in Liberty on November 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, however it is advised by Sullivan County Public Health Services to schedule an appointment to ensure availability for the vaccine.

Sullivan County Public Health Services are welcome to questions about the vaccine, clinic locations and times, and other COVID-19 related inquiries that Sullivan County residents may have. They are available for questions or concerns via phone by calling their office in Liberty at (845) 292-5910.

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  • lhfc1563@yahoo.com

    Bribing children with candy and goodies, what did the adults get for dragging their kids in?

    They offered concert tickets, cash and maybe even the kitchen sink BUT if you don't get the shot you get fired even though you were the ones on the front lines

    Where's my cash, tickets or etc? I got nothing but a reaction.

    They have said you only need 1 shot to be ok and now it's that they are only 50% effective after 6 months and they have hopes in the booster!

    The only vax that you can catch the disease after you take the vax!

    Polio, Rubella and the other vaxs, did you get bribed to take them, no you didn't. And they weren't short term made.

    Tuesday, November 23 Report this

  • DRC

    Meanwhile, they don't want to remind anyone that the FLU kills high numbers of people, including children, every year. There has never been a mandate to get flu shots and there never should be!

    I am thankful not to be a parent of young children nowadays because the government is taking over the raising of your children, the indoctrination of children and punishing those who fight back to have the freedoms we have been guaranteed under our Constittuion and Bill of Rights. Remember those?

    Tuesday, November 23 Report this

  • DRC

    Read the Constitution. BTW, I hate spellcheck, it never chooses the right word...

    Tuesday, November 23 Report this

  • DRC

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/304124

    Tuesday, November 23 Report this

  • DRC

    BTW...If you aren't too afraid to know the truth, read this book, a national best seller and number one seller now on Amazon...

    The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (Children’s Health Defense) by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Author)

    Wednesday, November 24 Report this