Health department announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 6 months to 4 years old

photo by: Kevin Anderson/Journal-World File Photo

The Lawrence-Douglas County health department's home at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., is pictured in this file photo from July 2010.

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has announced more than a dozen COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 6 months to 4 years old.

The age group was deemed eligible for vaccination following recent Food and Drug Administration approval and a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Six of the health department’s upcoming clinics will take place at the Community Health Building, 200 Maine St., and the remaining events will use the department’s new mobile clinic. The first pair of clinics at the Community Health Building are Saturday, one of them from 9 a.m. to noon and the other from 2 to 5 p.m.

Individuals can register for the clinic by visiting and entering the code corresponding to the date and location they choose.

Children in this age group are eligible for either the Pfizer shot, delivered in a three-shot series, or the Moderna shot, delivered in a two-shot series, with an interval of 21 days between Pfizer shots or 28 days between Moderna shots.

Questions about the clinics or about COVID-19 can be directed to the health department at (785) 843-3060 or


Welcome to the new Our old commenting system has been replaced with Facebook Comments. There is no longer a separate username and password login step. If you are already signed into Facebook within your browser, you will be able to comment. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not wish to create one, you will not be able to comment on stories.