Cincinnati children are shot in a hurry

Shannon Kettler

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Cincinnati Children has received more than 1,300 reservation requests to vaccinate children ages 12-15 with the COVID-19 vaccine. The request began shortly after Governor Dewin announced last week that qualifications for the vaccination age would be extended to children over the age of 12.

Cincinnati’s Christina opened the phone and prepared to schedule her daughter Maggie, 12. She was a group aged 12 to 15 and made her first appointment within a minute of starting registration.

Dr. Cincinnati Childrens Chief of Staff Patimanning greeted Maggie in a small gift bag to thank him for the vaccination.

 Dr. Patimanning, MD, chief of staff at Cincinnati Children, oversaw child immunization. Photo from the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

Hospital staff also vaccinate qualified patients who are admitted to the hospital. 15-year-old Neva was one of the first inpatients to be vaccinated in the 12-15 year old age group.

Vaccine reservations are available on the Avondale Medical Center main campus and on the Liberty campus in Butler County. Scheduled bookings are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

To schedule an appointment, please visit: Schedule Vaccinations | Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (

  I am happy to be vaccinated at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Photo from the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

Please keep checking the website as more dates can be added.

In October 2020, the medical center began clinical trials of vaccines in children aged 12 to 15 years. Approximately 350 children, ages 2-17 years old, are currently participating in the COVID-19 vaccine study at Cincinnati Children. More than 1,400 people, including adults, are participating in one of the clinical trials involving several different vaccines involving Cincinnati children.

Cincinnati Childrens recently launched a vaccines website, where they can share vaccine facts, answer questions, and break myths.

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