Update on Covid 19 vaccination options for students 5- to 12-years-old 

Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has approved the Pfizer vaccine for students 5- to 12-years-old with a dose ⅓ the amount adults received.  Students 12 and up are already eligible to receive this vaccine.  If you would like your child to receive the vaccine, there are many options from which to choose. Wapello Co. Public Health takes appointments for children on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You can schedule an appointment by clicking here or call Wapello Co. Public Health at 641-682-5434.

Local pharmacies and clinics can also provide vaccinations to students. Contact information to see if they are offering the 5- to 12-year-old vaccine:  

  • To register at Hy-Vee, click here.  
  • To register at Walgreens, click here.  
  • To register at South Side Drug Store- call 641-682-3467
  • To register at NuCara, call 641-684-5453
  • To register at Walmart, click here or call 641-683-1357 (enter 0)

Wapello Co. Public Health, in partnership with Ottumwa Schools, will host an opportunity for parents to bring students ages 5 years old and up to get a vaccination at Pickwick Early Childhood Center on November 19 from 1:30-3:15.  Parents must register online by November 17 by clicking here.  While the dose is ⅓ of the adult dose, children will still need two shots delivered three weeks apart to be fully vaccinated. Parents can bring their children for the second dose to Pickwick Early Childhood Center on December 10 from 1:30-3:15.  Wapello Co. Public Health requests that all participants, parents and children, wear a mask to receive the vaccine.