(CBS DETROIT)– 13 year old Megan Sims gave the thumbs up to her parents on Thursday after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 shot. She’s one of the first in her age group to receive the vaccine at the Beaumont Service Center in Southfield.

“I feel actually really well, it didn’t really hurt, I thought it was going to hurt much more, but it worked like a charm,” Megan said.

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Being virtual since the start of the pandemic, Megan says she got the shot because she’s ready to get back to school and enjoy other activities. She says it’s unfortunate that many of her peers are hesitant to get vaccinated.

“It’s like because of social media and all the misinformation in the world some people get drawn into that and it’s really sad,” said Megan

Dr. Matthew Sims is Megan’s father and Director of Infectious Disease Research for Beaumont Health, he says he receives calls often from parents who have concerns about the vaccines.

“We can only go with the science right, the studies been done, it’s very, very effective in children and there were no particular side effects,” said Sims.

Dr. Sims says vaccinating this age group is critical in the fight against COVID.

“While they don’t tend to get as sick, they do spread the virus, so it’s important everybody gets vaccinated to prevent the spread of the virus” Sims said.

14 year old Koby Rauner also received the shot on Thursday at Beaumont and says he not only wants to protect his teammates, but also his younger sibling and other family members from the virus.

“I’ll be able to play my best because I don’t get the virus and can protect others as well,” Koby said.

For minors getting vaccinations they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Walk-In and Appointment for vaccines at Beaumont below.

For appt. call 800-592-4784

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Southfield Hours

Beaumont Service Center

Thursday, May 13: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, May 14: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 15: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Troy Pfizer Hours
Age 12 and up welcome

Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Moceri Learning Center

Thursday, May 13: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 14: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Detroit Vaccine Clinics listed below.

The Pfizer vaccine will be available at all City of Detroit locations for walk-ins.

TCF Center

  • Drive-Thru
    • 89 Steve Yzerman Drive
  • Walk-In
    • 625 W. Congress
  • Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM

Northwest Activities Center

  • 18100 Meyers
  • Monday – Friday 9AM – 7PM

Straight Gate International Church

  • Drive-Thru
  • 10100 Grand River Ave.
  • Monday – Friday 9AM – 7PM

Farwell Recreation Center

  • 2711 E. Outer Drive
  • Monday – Friday 9AM – 1PM


  • 2631 Bagley St.
  • Monday – Friday 9AM – 1PM

Clark Park

  • 1130 Clark St.
  • Monday – Friday 2PM – 7PM

Samaritan Center

  • 5555 Conner
  • Monday – Friday 2PM – 7PM© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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