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  • New pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for young children available at Pima County locations

    Jun 22, 2022 | Read More News
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    Kids vaccinationCOVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old became available at Pima County vaccination sites beginning Tuesday, June 21.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the vaccine on June 18, 2022. More than 259 million people ages 5 and up in the United States had already received at least one COVID-19 vaccination at that time.

    Pima County offers free COVID-19 shots for all age groups at the following static locations:
    • Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. County Club Rd.
    • Theresa Lee Health Center, 1493 W. Commerce Court, 520-724-7900
    • North Clinic, 3550 N. 1st Ave., 520-724-2880
    • East Clinic, 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., 520-724-9650
    Check pima.gov/covid19vaccine for hours of operation and more information on COVID vaccines. The new pediatric vaccines will be available by appointment -- which is recommended to avoid waits -- or by walk-in at the Theresa Lee, North and East clinics. No appointment is needed at Abrams.

    The vaccines are or will also be available at some pharmacies, pediatrician offices and other health care providers. The Arizona Department of Health Service’s Vaccine Finder at azhealth.gov/findvaccine will be updated to include sites with vaccinations for children as young as 6 months.

    Parents can choose between two COVID-19 vaccines, by Moderna or Pfizer, for their young children.

    The Pfizer series is available for children age 6 months through 4 years old. Moderna’s series is approved for children age 6 months through 5-years-old. The Moderna series consists of two shots given four weeks apart. Pfizer’s series consists of two shots given three weeks apart, followed by a third shot eight weeks later.

    “Vaccination is an important step to protect our smallest children from serious illness, long-term effects from COVID, and to help them from spreading the virus to adults and others in the family who are more vulnerable,” said Pima County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen.

    Pfizer’s other pediatric vaccine previously was approved for children ages 5 through 11 years old. The CDC has approved only Pfizer for 6- to 17-year-olds.

    If you have questions specific to your child’s situation, please consult your health care provider.