LANSING, Mich. – The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster dose was authorized and recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week for use in children ages 5-11 years old. Eligible children ages 5-11 years old may receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose from the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) beginning Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Children ages 5 through 11 years old should receive a booster dose five months (three months for individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised) after their initial Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series. Parents/guardians wishing to protect their children from COVID-19 may schedule an appointment at the Ingham County Health Department or one of the Ingham Community Health Centers. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of vaccination.
“With case numbers increasing, it is important that all individuals ensure they are up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine, which now includes a booster dose for 5-11 year olds” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. “We want our children to finish the school year safely and receiving the booster dose will assist in protecting our children, their friends and family members, and our community against COVID-19.”
ICHD holds a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic every Tuesday with appointments from 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 – 4 PM. To schedule an appointment visit http://hd.ingham.org/coronavirus/r_1013.aspx or call 517-887-4623 for assistance.
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at one of the Ingham Community Health Centers, call 517-887-4517 (Option #3).
COVID-19 vaccines are also available at others locations in the area, visit www.vaccines.gov.