Dearborn druggist gets a jump on giving Covid shots to younger students

May 11, 2021, 6:30 AM

Rana Kadouh, co-owner of Dearborn Pharmacy and Apothecary, positioned the Ford Road shop to start giving Covid shots to youths younger than 16 now that federal regulators flash a green light.

Rana Kadouh, certified pharmacy technician (Photo: Facebook)

Anticipating the Food and Drug Administration approval for Pfizer shots that came late Monday afternoon, Kaddouh and pharmacist Farah Osman recently let parents make appointments for 12-15-year-olds. The suburban drugstore is booked through June, WXYZ reports. (A Centers for Disease Control committee first must recommend the shots for that age group, a decision expected Wednesday.)

"Our pre-booking service booked up overnight," Kadouh said. "I've had several parents reach out to me inquiring about how they can get their child in sooner than later." 

The pharmacy can be contacted at (313) 908-2212 and through its Facebook page.

With emergency use authorization now official, all other vaccine providers also can serve students from 12-15 without charge. That includes the public clinic at Ford Field through May 17 (appointments here), major pharmacy chains and hospitals. Some sites accept walk-ins, though appointments are recommended. Parents must accompny youths under 18.

Some districts are arranging in-school vaccine clinics.

Read more:  WXYZ

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