Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines
AT THE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
The Family Medical Center at the Johnson County Healthcare Center offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those 5 years of age and older, along with boosters for those 16 and older.
The two-dose shot is administered 21 days apart in the muscle of the upper arm. According to the CDC, the vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in people without evidence of previous infection. Experts believe the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine also helps keep those who receive it from getting seriously ill even if you contract COVID-19 and can help protect people around you.
The Family Medical Center will host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. To be included on the list to receive a vaccine at a Tuesday clinic, call 307-684-2228. Parents do not need to be present when the shot is administered. They can call ahead of time to give verbal consent. Below are links to fact sheets and the consent form. The vaccine is free.
For more information about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, see https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and children, check out https://www.nytimes.com/article/kids-covid-vaccine.html?smid=url-share.
To schedule an appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine, call the clinic at 307-684-2228.