LANSING, Mich. – The Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) will start vaccinating children ages 12-15 years old with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. The vaccine was authorized and recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week.
Parents/guardians wishing to protect their children from COVID-19 may schedule an appointment at any ICHD site offering the Pfizer vaccine. They may also walk-in/drive-up (no appointment needed) at the MSU Pavilion, Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of vaccination.
“This is a tremendous development in our fight against COVID-19,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “Case rates in this age group have been high, and due to sports or school exposures, many children in this age range have had to quarantine. The vaccine will give 12-15 year olds significant protection from COVID-19. It is a step toward normalcy for this age group and will contribute to community immunity.”
Anyone who resides in Michigan and is age 12 or older is eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19 with ICHD. (Only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people ages 12-17 years old.) To make an appointment, visit: http://hd.ingham.org/coronavirus/r_1013.aspx