Youth are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Kids between 12 and 15 years old in the Prince William Health District (PWHD) can get the Pfizer dose.
This decision was approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier in the week.
The Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines cannot be administered to those under 18 at this time, according to a release from the Joint Information Center.
Today, the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) began providing the Pfizer vaccine to kids 12 to 15 years old.
Appointments are highly suggested for the CVC that’s located at the former Gander Mountain, 14011 Worth Avenue in Woodbridge. It’s open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
A parent or guardian must be present in order for the child to receive the dose.
To find other sites that offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Vaccinate Virginia website or contact the call center at 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
The call center is currently available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day. Starting on Monday, the hours will change to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Parents and guardians may also contact their child’s primary care provider or pedestrian to learn if they are offering the Pfizer vaccine.
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