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BCHD to offer COVID-19 vaccine to youngest residents starting Wednesday

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Berrien County’s youngest residents will soon be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Starting Wednesday, the Berrien County Health Department will offer vaccines for children between 6 months and 5 years of age.

In a news release, County Health Officer Guy Miller said the expansion of eligibility is “a great advancement in the fight against COVID-19.”

“Vaccinations and boosters are proven to be the most effective way to protect yourself and others from getting sick,” Mille said in the release. “We strongly encourage parents to connect with their primary care provider or the health department to learn more and get their children vaccinated.”

Vaccinations for children under 5 are only available by appointment, and appointments are limited.

You can schedule a vaccination by calling 1-800-815-5485 or by visiting bchdmi.org/covid19.

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Gemma DiCarlo comes to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.