Health Department offers COVID vaccination event as eligibility expands to age 12-15

As of Wednesday, based on data from clinical trials in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the use of PfizerBioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 through 15 following expanded emergency authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

With the CDC recommendation, all North Carolinians ages 12 and older can now get vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves from COVID-19, including preventing virus-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Appointments for weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics held at the Moore County Health Department can be made by calling 910-947-SHOT (7468) anytime Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Health Department will also accept walk-ins on vaccine clinic days which are currently being held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Anyone age 12-17 seeking a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can provide consent.

On May 15, the Health Department will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at San Juan Diego Mission in Robbins (6963 NC-705 Hwy.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and anyone 12 years of age or older is eligible for vaccination. Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis and no appointment is required.

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