COVID-19 VACCINES APPROVED FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-11
November 10, 2021
With the approval of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines can now be administered to children ages 5 to 11.Previously, Pfizer vaccines had been approved for minors starting at age 12.
Pfizer COVID-19 for those ages 5 and up are also offered at many clinic and pharmacy locations in Pinellas and throughout the nation. Go to www.Vaccines.gov to find the most convenient site offering Pfizer.
DOH-Pinellas will begin providing pediatric COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, Nov. 12, at its clinics in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Clearwater and Mid-County. For addresses, go to http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/locations/index.html. Parents or guardians must accompany the child. Walk-in services are provided or appointments may be made by calling (727) 824-6931.
Parents and guardians should check with their child’s doctor for recommendations and more information about vaccine schedules that include the seasonal flu, COVID-19 and other immunizations for good health.
Similar approvals for non-Pfizer vaccines have not come from the CDC. The Pfizer vaccines for children are administered on the same schedule as those for adolescents and adults with the second dose 21 days after the first.
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