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COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 to 11 Year Olds

 COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 to 11 Year Olds

VACCINATIONS

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for 5- to 11-year-olds. MCPS is partnering with the county’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Holy Cross Hospital to offer a number of free vaccination clinics for children at schools and county sites.

Check this page for updates on clinics

Due to limited appointment availability, information about how to register for an appointment at weekday vaccination sites are being shared with school communities by each school’s respective principal.

Two-thirds of the doses for children 5 to 11 will be provided by pharmacies, pediatricians and other healthcare providers, and about one-third will be provided by the health department. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous sources that are providing vaccinations. Montgomery County health officials said they’re expecting a shipment of 40,000 vaccines for up to 12 middle and elementary schools and six community vaccination sites.

The county is also ramping up a campaign to inform parents. “We will be using Whatsapp and other media platforms to get notification and information regarding the efficacy of the vaccines,” Dr. James Bridgers, a county health official, told reporters Thursday.

The county’s department of health is working with schools to identify and prioritize students who are immunocompromised. The department is also contracting teams to provide rotating pop-up clinics in areas of the county of greatest need on behalf of the African American Health Program and other minority health initiatives.

Dr. Earl Stoddard, the county’s chief administrative officer, told reporters Thursday they’re working to make sure vaccines are accessible to all communities.

“We’re obviously keenly aware of the fact that we have continued to keep kids educated while at schools and so many of these hours are going to be at nights and weekends,” Stoddard said.

Here are the schools and community sites that will be offering vaccination clinics. Their days and hours of operations have not yet been finalized:

For a map of sites click here

Argyle Middle School

Banneker Middle School

Dennis Ave Health Center

East County Recreational Center

Eastern Middle School

Forest Oak Middle School

Francis Scott Key Middle School

Julius West Middle School

Lakeforest Mall

Loiederman Middle School

Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Montgomery College Rockville

Montgomery Village Middle School

Roberto Clemente Middle School

Silver Spring Civic Building

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