BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – Hundreds of youngsters as young as five in Buffalo are rolling up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oishei Children’s Hospital teamed up with the Erie County Department of Health and fitness to keep its first pop up clinic for 5 to 11 calendar year-olds. The healthcare facility suggests close to 250 children gained their very first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinic presented coloring books for the kids and treatment puppies to enable them come to feel a lot more comfortable during the method.

Chief health care officer Stephen Turkovich states considering the fact that the start off of the pandemic, nearly 200 little ones have been admitted to Oishei Children’s Clinic. He’s hoping that vaccinating this most recent age team will protect against potential admissions.

“The decision to have your kid vaccinated is a difficult a person. You know this is a new vaccine and I know dad and mom are concerned with it being new,” he reported. “I normally convey to mothers and fathers what I would do as a parent myself, and so the range a person explanation why I got my two boys vaccinated this previous Wednesday was to defend them. We communicate about COVID-19 being an adult illness but it does effect the kids.”

Daemen College is also undertaking its part to present young children the possibility to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Just this Friday, the higher education held a vaccine clinic for 5-11 year-olds. They say around 100 kids obtained their initial dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

For a record of areas in Erie County featuring the vaccine click on here.

Sarah Minkewicz is a reporter who has been section of the News 4 group due to the fact 2019. See more of her operate below.