Health Department To Provide Pfizer Vaccines to 12 and Older

Health Department To Provide Pfizer Vaccines to 12 and Older

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The Washington County Health Department currently has a limited number of Pfizer vaccines for children, which have now been approved for children 12 and older. 

This will be first come, first served until we are out of vaccine.

Please register your child at ourshot.in.gov.

Scheduling will open up on Thursday, May 13th at 8am.

According to health nurse Alician Thompson, the clinic for teens is dependent upon receiving the vaccine. 

“We haven’t gotten the vaccine yet so everything is pending on receipt of the vaccine,” said Thompson. “As long as we receive it we will do our best to get all 60 doses out to children. If it is something that the community seems to want, we will attempt to order more doses and continue to keep vaccinating until our clinic closes on July 2.”

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when receiving their vaccine. All individuals are required to wait 15 minutes after receiving their vaccine.

There must be 14 days prior and 14 days post receiving the Covid 19 vaccine and any other vaccines.

Please keep this in mind when scheduling your child for their 6th grade, 12th grade, and college vaccines and/or if your child is behind on their vaccines.

The FDA has approved an Emergency Use Authorization for children aged 12 and older to now receive their Covid vaccine with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is currently approved for children aged 12 and older. It is a 2-dose series, and the second dose is due 21 days (or more) after the initial dose.

This vaccine is contraindicated for anyone with an allergy to polyethylene glycol or polysorbate, any ingredient of this vaccine, or has ever had an anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of this vaccine.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)- 2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.

More details can be found at www.cvdvaccine.com/