Pfizer Vaccine being offered to children by Southwest Health District

ALBANY, Ga – Today the Southwest Georgia Public Health District began offering doses of the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11.

According to the health district approximately 987,000 children in that age range are now eligible for the vaccine. The health district says it has been proven to be 91 percent effective in preventing the disease among younger children in the clinical trials. During the trials there were some mild and temporary side effects, the most common being a sore arm.

Children who are eligible can get vaccinated at public health clinics throughout the state, medical, pediatric, and family medicine practices, along with pharmacies and community health centers.

For more information about COVID vaccines or to schedule an appointment click the link here or by calling your local health department.