Sanford Jackson reminds parents to vaccinate eligible kids

Jan. 7, 2022
Contact:
Jon Berg
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-366-2432 / Jon.Berg@sanfordhealth.org

Sanford Jackson reminding parents
 to vaccinate eligible children with COVID-19 vaccine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As COVID-19 continues to spread across the region, Sanford Jackson would like to remind parents to consider vaccinating their children 5 years old and older.

Sanford Jackson Clinic has ample supply of the vaccine for both adults and children.

“Unfortunately, with the new omicron variant we are seeing more children being infected with COVID-19 than we saw with previous strains of the virus,” said Dr. Kevin Kimm, a family medicine physician at Sanford Jackson Clinic. “The vaccine is incredibly effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19 in both adults and children. It’s the best tool we have against this virus and to protect our young children from getting ill with COVID.”

COVID-19 vaccines are available to any eligible person 5 years old and older. First, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available at the Sanford Jackson Clinic.

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, call the Sanford Jackson Clinic at
(507) 847-2200.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,500 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.