Parents or legal guardians who would like to schedule their children for vaccination can make an appointment at NortonChildrens.com. Multiple Norton Children’s locations throughout Louisville Metro and surrounding counties will be giving vaccines.
Norton Children’s has opened COVID-19 vaccine scheduling for children ages 12 and up on NortonChildrens.com.
Parents or legal guardians who would like to schedule their children for vaccination can make an appointment at NortonChildrens.com. Multiple Norton Children’s locations throughout Louisville Metro will be giving vaccines.
A clinical trial of this vaccine in 2,260 children ages 12 to 15 found that of the 1,131 who received the actual vaccine, none were diagnosed with COVID-19. Eighteen cases of COVID-19 were seen in those who received a placebo shot. The same children who received the vaccine also developed a strong immune response. Side effects were similar to those seen in vaccine recipients ages 16 to 25 who participated in previous clinical trials. These include pain at the site of injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, and swelling and or redness at the site of the injection. These side effects usually last only 24 hours.
“Not only does it bring us another step closer to getting back to normal life, but this vaccine has been shown to be very safe for people ages 16 and up,” said Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine.
“Norton Children’s has the expertise to ensure the vaccines are given safely and efficiently, and our teams are ready to take care of our community’s children, as we always have,” said Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, chief administrative officer, Norton Medical Group, and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute.