For Immediate Release
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Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that will help to protect them from getting seriously ill from COVID-19. During the most recent surge of COVID-19, pediatric cases rose by about 240% in the United States, demonstrating the desperate need to protect children from this virus.
Children, 5 to 11 years of age, will be given two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Each dose is only one-third the amount given to people 12 and older. As with other routine vaccinations for children, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine underwent a thorough testing and review process by the FDA and an independent scientific committee to ensure it is safe and effective for children.
At this time, everyone ages 5 and older can now receive a free Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, even if they don’t have health insurance and regardless of their immigration status.
Here locally, the following businesses and agencies will begin offering this lower dose of the Pfizer COVID -19 vaccine:
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Download Media Release COVID-19 - November 09, 2021 (PDF)