Super Shot hosts event to vaccinate children 5-11 years old

Super Shot hosts event to vaccinate children 5-11 years old
Super Shot hosts event to vaccinate children 5-11 years old(WPTA)
Published: Nov. 14, 2021 at 10:58 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Officials at Super Shot hosted an event Saturday aimed at getting children 5-11 years old vaccinated against COVID-19.

More than 200 children received their first Pfizer child-sized COVID-19 dose.

“It was okay,” Matthew Burke said. “It hurt only a little.”

Burke got his COVID vaccine and said it was a quick and almost painless process. His big brother held his hand and his father offered words of support.

“I think if everyone doesn’t get the vaccination, then I don’t think corona will be over soon,” Burke said.

The staff was busy at Super Shot. Officials had Saturday marked on their calendar for a long time.

“Everybody wants to get back to whatever a normal life is and the vaccines are the most important thing we can do,” Super Shot Board Chairwoman Gail Doran said.

Super Shot officials said getting vaccinated is important and gives us a chance of normalcy, especially with the holidays approaching.

“It means that children that age are protected against coronavirus and it means families can be together safely for the holidays,” Super Shot Executive Director Connie Heflin said.

As children get vaccinated across the country, Burke hopes other children will roll up their sleeves too.

“People should get the vaccination because then that could make the world a better place,” Burke said. “Also, less people die when people get the vaccination.”

Super Shot officials urge parents to talk with their children and to book an appointment.

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