St. Charles to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 5 to 11-year-old children Nov. 20

St. Charles will host a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic for all children ages 5 to 11 on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Family Care Bend East location at 2600 NE Neff Road. The clinic is free, but appointments are required.

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A second-dose clinic will be held for these same children on Saturday, Dec. 11.

“This is an exciting step in our battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Cynthia Maree, medical director of infectious disease for St. Charles. “While most children do not become seriously ill from COVID-19, they can be carriers who spread the virus to the more vulnerable members of our population. I encourage all parents of kids in this age group to reach out to their medical providers if they have questions about the vaccine and to make an appointment to get their children protected from this virus.”

About St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Ore., owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 4,600 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.


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