Springfield Science Museum to Host Pediatric Vaccination Clinics

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museums will host Massachusetts pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics the weekends of Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21, with second-dose clinics Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12. The clinics will be open on those dates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Pre-registration is available, and walk-ins are welcome. The vaccination is free.

Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Baker-Polito administration recently outlined how families can access Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 in Massachusetts.

Children ages 5 to 11 will be able to receive the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine from more than 500 locations, including the Springfield Museums. Some appointments are available now for booking, with additional locations and appointments expected to come online in the coming days. Many vaccination clinics, including the one at the Springfield Museums, will offer low-sensory vaccinations for children with disabilities.

“The Springfield Museums are thrilled to be part of the effort to help children receive vaccinations to protect them and their families from COVID-19,” President and CEO Kay Simpson said.

Vaccines are widely available across the Commonwealth. Getting vaccinated remains the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves, their families, and their community. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Individuals do not need an ID or health insurance to access a vaccine and do not need to show a vaccine card when getting a vaccine.

Massachusetts leads the nation in vaccine administration, including adolescent vaccination, with over 80% of youth ages 12-17 having received at least one dose. More than 4.7 million individuals are fully vaccinated, with more than 92% of all adults having at least one dose.