Just for kids vaccine clinic to be held Monday
A second clinic will be held Sept. 13
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) -Quad City area kids are invited to get a vaccine and have a little fun at the ballpark.
Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken announced he will co-host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic with the River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park on Monday and Sept. 13.
This will be first vaccine clinic specifically created for kids 12 to 18-years-old, Croken said in a media release.
The clinic will include some incentives to encourage kids to get vaccinated.
The clinic is open to all kids 12 and older and is not just for kids living in Scott County. All kids who come to the ballpark must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
According to Croken, the Scott County Health Department will operate the clinic using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
“As our kids return to the classroom it is critically important that we get as many vaccinated as possible,” Croken said. “The highly transmissible Delta variant has created a whole new health crisis for these younger children and widespread vaccination is our best defense to keep these kids safe and in school.”
Kids 12 to 18 are invited to arrive at the ballpark at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23.
Once they receive their vaccination, they will be invited to ride four of the ballpark’s most popular amusement rides for free until 7 p.m.
The attractions include the Genesis Kidz Koaster, the Ferris wheel, the Double Play and the Wind-Up.
All kids receiving the first shot on Monday are invited to return to ballpark on Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. to receive the second vaccination.
Those who complete the two-shot series on Sept. 13 will be given two free general admission ticket vouchers to return to the ballpark later that same week with a parent to enjoy a River Bandits game with South Bend Cubs.
In addition to his role as county supervisor, Croken is also a member of the baseball team’s ownership group.
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