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The Kendall, DeKalb, and LaSalle County Health Departments are now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages twelve to fifteen. A news release from the Kendall County Health Department says that the Pfizer vaccine is effective in preventing the twelve through fifteen age group in catching COVID-19 and that side effects after receiving the vaccine are similar to those age sixteen and older who get it.

The LaSalle County Health Department will be offering Pfizer vaccine appointments on Saturdays at the Health Department in Ottawa and the DeKalb County Health Department has upcoming clinics in DeKalb. Kendall County COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been held in Yorkville.

Information on how to sign up can be found on the various health department's web sites.