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Boys & Girls Club director: ‘We’ve got to protect our children’ from COVID-19.

Dianna Sullivan is the director of family support for Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound. She lives in Midland, where her kids attend Franklin Pierce School District. 

The Boys & Girls Club works to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Staying healthy is part of that. With COVID-19 case counts rising recently in Pierce County and around the country, Dianna stresses the importance of getting vaccinated for not only those who are eligible, but for those who aren’t as well. 

“Kids under 12 that can’t get vaccinated. We’re seeing numbers rise, and to me that’s a no-go,” she said. “We’ve got to protect our children. They lean on the adults in the community to do so.” 

New threats. 

Our data show more children and teens contracting COVID-19. In the last 2 weeks, 11% of cases were in kids under 10 and 24% were in people under the age of 20. 

“Now with this new variant, we have to be even more careful,” Dianna said. “Vaccines are the way to go. If we want our kids to be able to get the social experiences,  we need them to get vaccinated.” 

She said her kids felt it was the right thing to do. 

“Both of my kids took the shot,” she said. “They both agreed they wanted to get vaccinated to help the community.” 

Find your dose. 

“My family and many of my colleagues, we were just waiting for that vaccine,” Dianna said. “Ready to step up, do the right thing.” 

“I know in the Tacoma area, Pierce County, we’re such a tight community,” she said, “We really do care for each other and this is a way we can show that by getting vaccinated.” 

Vaccine appointments are readily available all over Pierce County. Find your dose today at tpchd.org/vaxtothefuture

If you need a ride to an appointment or can’t easily leave your home, we can help with that, too. Call us at (253) 649-1412, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week. 

Your role in stopping the spread of COVID-19 remains critical.

Find more COVID-19 information at tpchd.org/coronavirus.

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