May 21, 2021 1:30 PM

Riley County youth had an opportunity to get a first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Posted May 21, 2021 1:30 PM

By WIBW TV

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Free snow cones, axe-throwing activities, and cookies were among some of the amenities for those who attended Friday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Manhattan.

Following the FDA and CDC approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals ages 12 – 15, the Riley County Health Department hosted a youth COVID-19 vaccine clinic focusing on children.

A Parent or guardian was required to accompany the youth for their vaccination, and upon completion, kids and adults could get a free snow cone, or try their hand at axe throwing.

Members of Fort Riley healthcare staff were on hand to assist with the vaccination clinic in partnership with the health department, since Fort Riley is located in Riley County.

“To protect them against COVID, with all of our sporting events that we have going on, other events that we have going on this summer, it’s very important for them to get vaccinated.” Riley County Local Health Officer, Julie Gibbs said.