BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Wellness officers in McLean County are continuing to get kids in the 5 to 11-12 months-old age vary vaccinated towards COVID-19.

Tuesday, the county overall health division hosted its 2nd clinic at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington.

Approximately 100 little ones over the course of two months are now guarded towards COVID-19, many thanks to the McLean county wellbeing department’s two downtown clinics.

9-yr-outdated Angel Gomez-Delio said all she felt was a poke, but it felt good to be secured against the virus.

“That definitely didn’t experience like something except you got poked. I actually could not feel it,” Gomez-Delio claimed.

At this Tuesday’s clinic, wellbeing officials reported 50 young ones got their first dose of the Pfizer children’s COVID vaccine with their parents on hand.

“I partly did it on my very own, but I partly discussed it with my mom,” said 11-calendar year-aged Owen Lukow.

Lukow explained he felt a slight sting and some soreness in his arm, but reported it is value it to know himself and other people around him won’t get severely unwell.

“It signifies a great deal to me for the reason that I actually do not want to get COVID and if I am out in public, I don’t want to transfer it to any one else,” Lukow said.

Marianne Manko, general public affairs coordinator for the MCHD, explained it is significant to vaccinate university-aged children mainly because of how numerous people today they face just about every working day, specially with the vacations ideal around the corner.

“When you get small children in this age category vaccinated, you’re also shielding all the other age types close to them and all the loved ones members they have call with, too,” Manko mentioned.

“It’s so critical due to the fact these children actually seriously have a lot more facial area-to-experience get hold of with other human beings than any other age class. And they are also the types who are likely be hugging and kissing grandma and grandpa. Quite frankly, grandma and grandpa are not going to keep absent from these cuties,” she mentioned.

Manko encourages mothers and fathers to weigh the challenges of their kids obtaining COVID, as opposed to the side outcomes of receiving the vaccine.

“You want to make that decision that has the least expensive danger, and in this scenario, the vaccine will almost usually gain about as the most affordable-chance preference,” Manko stated.

This was a very first dose clinic with the youngsters returning in December for their second pictures.

The health section is keeping an additional 5-11 clinic Tuesday, Nov. 30.