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Jaffrey Public Library hosting vaccination clinic, health literacy program

  • Jaffrey Public Library

Published: 11/22/2021 10:13:33 AM

The Greater Monadnock Public Health Network will return to Jaffrey Public Library for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, Dec. 9, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The library hosted its first clinic in October. 

This afterschool clinic will be offering pediatric Pfizer to those who are 5 to 11 years of age for first and second doses. It will also be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Pfizer boosters for those who are 18 years and older and eligible, and at least six months out from their second dose.

This is a drop-in clinic, with no appointment required.  It will be held on the ground floor of the library.

At the same time as the clinic, the library team is also hosting the return of the Monadnock Doll Hospital in the Library Lab.  This health literacy program is designed to reduce doctor visit anxiety, and children have come to the library to treat their dolls and stuffed animals, learning how to weigh and measure them, examine X-rays, take temperatures and administer “doll vaccines.” One of the library’s Reading Rats (aka the Lab Rats) is named Jonas after Jonas Salk, an American virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. At this version of the Monadnock Doll Hospital, children will learn about different vaccines -- from polio to flu to measles -- and about the scientists who have devoted their careers to developing them. They will also have the opportunity to give their dolls their shots and boosters.

For information, call the library at 603-532-7301.

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