LANSING, Mich. – The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized and recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week for use in adolescents ages 5-11 years old. The Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) will start vaccinating adolescents aged 5-11 years old with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in our clinics on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
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. In addition, ICHD is working with the Ingham Intermediate School District to provide vaccination opportunities for eligible children and their families in local school districts with more information to be released on the ICHD social media and website soon. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of vaccination.
“We have been seeing an increase in cases in this age group so approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds will contribute tremendously to prevention efforts,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. “The vaccine will make it safer for children to visit their friends and family members, celebrate holiday gatherings, and to remain healthy in school.”
Tomorrow, November 4th, 2021, ICHD will be holding a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for 5-11 year old adolescents at the Ingham County Health Department (5303 S. Cedar St, Lansing) with appointments from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In addition, ICHD holds a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic every Tuesday and Friday. To schedule an appointment for the November 4th clinic or other clinics 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.