Children aged 5 to 11 lined up with their parents outside the multi-purpose room at the Healdsburg Elementary Fitch Mountain campus on Nov. 12 for Healdsburg’s first pediatric vaccine clinic.

Set up by the County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Office of Education, the vaccine clinics are meant to serve areas with more English learners and where families may have less access to affordable healthcare.

After children received their first dose of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine, which is only a third of the dose of what teens and adults receive, they got to pick out a sticker, a Hounds bracelet and a county care package with masks and hand sanitizer. They also had to sit spaced apart in the multi-purpose room and wait 15 minutes after receiving the shot.

After receiving their first shot, two siblings, Delphine Ryan and Flynn Ryan, were going to get ice cream after waiting 15 minutes.

Another pair of siblings, Meena, 8, and Aran, 5, proudly showed off their Band-Aids on their upper arm and the orange timer that was counting down their 15 minutes.

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