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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

11/03/2021
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

The Allentown Health Bureau will hold clinics to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-to-11 by appointment only on Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9 at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, November 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No walk-ins are permitted. To schedule click on the link https://allentownpaclinics.schedulemeappointments.com/. Users will need to click on the clinic underneath where it reads, “Please click the name of the clinic offering.”

To schedule by phone to have your child receive the COVID-19 vaccine at an off-site Allentown Health Bureau clinic call 610.437.7760 and choose 0.

Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for those between 5-and-11-years- old. The FDA and CDC have authorized a 10-microgram dose of Pfizer's vaccine in young children.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation yesterday that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible.

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said on Monday the U.S. pediatric vaccine program will be running at full strength by next week.

There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Additional vaccination clinic dates will be scheduled.

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photo: NPR.org

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