Currently, the FDA has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11. On November 2nd, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met and voted unanimously in support of the Pfizer 5 to 11 COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC Director also endorsed this recommendation. To learn more about click here.
Wilkes Health does plan to administer pediatric vaccines. However, we are still waiting on final guidance from NC DHHS. We are hopeful we will be able to start 11/4 onsite in our clinic.
Wilkes Health is partnering with Wilkes County Schools to host a clinic at 4 elementary schools from 3:30 to 6:00 pm on Friday November 12th. If you are interested in getting your child the vaccine, please complete the school based interested survey.