San Francisco offers drop-in vaccines for kids on Veterans Day

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FILE – In this May 19, 2021 file photo, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are prepared for members of the community 12 years and up, at a clinic held by Community of Hope, outside the Washington School for Girls in southeast Washington. Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school. The White House is detailing plans Wednesday for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Are your kids out of school for Veterans Day? You can take them to get a COVID-19 vaccine, no appointment necessary.

Zuckerberg SF General Hospital has drop-in availability from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, only for children ages 5-11 years old.

Smaller doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was recently authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC for the younger age group.

The kids get 1/3 the dose that adults and teens receive. They need two doses, three weeks apart, just like everyone else who gets a Pfizer vaccine.

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