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Norton to begin issuing COVID-19 vaccine to kids under 5 by end of the week

Norton Healthcare says it should receive a shipment of vaccine does Wednesday or Thursday with plans to potentially giving shots on Friday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some of the youngest children in the country in the country are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Norton Healthcare says it should receive a shipment of vaccine does Wednesday or Thursday with plans to potentially giving shots on Friday.

Officials said they have ordered 20,000 doses with half of that expected in the first shipment.

Dr. Kristina Bryant with Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases said some believe COVID-19 isn’t a big deal for kids, but that isn’t true.  

“Some parents may say 'well my kid's healthy', but half of all kids hospitalized with COVID-19 are perfectly healthy. So, this is a big day. We now have two safe and healthy vaccines to protect children against COVID-19,” she said.

Parents will be able to make appointments with Norton mid-week.

Norton will also have doses at their pop-up clinic at the Norton Community Medical Associates Audubon location this weekend as demand warrants them.

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