11/04/2021

The Guilford County Division of Public Health (GCDPH) is now offering a lower dose of the Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5-11 at select GCDPH vaccination clinics.

Dr. Iulia Vann, Guilford County Public Health Director said, “In Guilford county, over the month of August and into October, 27% of new cases have been in children under the age of 18. The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to children is a huge step in the right direction towards a healthier county and reducing community spread. Children should not be left unprotected, especially now that there is a proven, safe and effective vaccine available to them.”

Like adults, children are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after they receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, administered 3 weeks apart. For more information, please read the FDA Vaccine Information Fact Sheet.

GCDPH 5-11-year-old COVID vaccinations are available on:

  • November 6, 9 AM – 6 PM @ Andrew’s High School (1920 McGuinn Dr, High Point, NC 27265)
  • November 13-14, 9 AM – 6 PM @ The Greensboro Coliseum (1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403)
  • November 20, 9 AM- 6 PM @ Dudley High School (1200 Lincoln St, Greensboro, NC 27401)

A parent or legal guardian is required to accompany children to their vaccination appointment.

You may schedule an appointment:

  • Online: www.GuilfordVaccination.com
  • By Phone: (336) 641-7944
  • Please indicate whether your child will need special accommodations when scheduling.
  • Appointments are not required at the above clinics but are strongly encouraged.

In preparation for your child’s vaccine appointment, please note:

  • It is not recommended that you medicate your child prior to vaccination. If needed, parents may administer anti-inflammatory medication after the appointment under a physician’s guidance.
  • Before talking to your children about COVID-19 vaccines, it is important that you understand them yourself. Make sure you are up to date.
  • If the child is old enough, talk the child about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, prepare them for what to expect, and answer their questions.
  • Please see more resources here about How to talk to your children about COVID-19 vaccines | UNICEF

This press release was produced by the Guilford County Government. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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