COVID vaccine at Regency Mall; students urged to get vaccinated

UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect a change in health guidance, permitting children as young as age 12 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Racine County officials are encouraging students age 12 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Thursday, May 13 news release.

A community-based vaccine clinic at Regency Mall has the Pfizer vaccine available, which is the only vaccine approved for those under 18 years old. Children must have a parent or guardian present for the appointment.

The Regency Mall clinic no longer requires advanced registration -- walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Patients can enter at the southwest entrance next to Planet Fitness.

For questions, contact the Central Racine County Health Department at (262) 898-4460 or the City of Racine Public Health Department at (262) 636-9201.

According to the news release, more than 40% of Racine County residents have received at least one vaccine dose while 32.4% (63,310) have completed the vaccine series.

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