Skippack Pharmacy takes unique approach to vaccinating children 6 months to 5 years against COVID-19 – CBS Philly

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Another milestone in the pandemic response. Health workers began administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 6 months to 5 years on Tuesday. At a local pharmacy, a doctor takes a rather unique approach when it comes to vaccinating this age group.

Parents came from all over to have their children vaccinated at Skippack Pharmacy. They say it was a relief to get vaccinated, especially by a certain pharmacist.

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The CDC now indicates that children 6 months and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines can be distributed in pharmacies, health clinics and doctors’ offices. But in Pennsylvania, children 3 and under must visit a doctor to receive the vaccine.

Dr. Mayank Amin’s goal is to provide a safe and fun vaccine experience. Her energy, creative approach and calmness are admired by parents.

“You can get vaccinated anywhere, but when you have an experience, hopefully the positive message we send with the vaccine will keep children fearless even in the future,” Amin said. .

Parents lined up one by one with their children inside the pharmacy. Appointments are constantly being made.

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“I haven’t seen fear in the parents’ eyes yet,” Amin said. “I saw tears and tears of happiness.”

“It’s the best thing in the world. I could cry right now,” mother Megan Gallus said. “We cried when the appointment was made, when the announcement was made. It’s just been two long years.

The parents add that it has been a long time.

“I worked through it all, so my kids were in daycare the whole time,” Coleen Adelsberger said. “We have been quarantined far too many times. It is a relief.”

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Skippack Pharmacy will have a clinic for children 3 and under next week in partnership with a pediatrician.

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