District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is announcing that both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children 6 months and older.
Following the emergency authorization and recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Food and Drug Administration (FDA), DHD#10 began offering the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. However, DHD#10 now has enough supply to begin offering the Moderna vaccine for those 6 months and older.
These vaccines have FDA emergency authorization for use in this age group based on limited side effects in the 6 months to 5 years old age group. The full FDA report is available here.
“We hope we see kids getting scheduled for vaccines throughout the summer, before school starts, to make sure their series is complete and give our children the best level of protection against COVID-19,” said DHD#10’s Health Officer, Kevin Hughes.
DHD#10 now supplies COVID-19 at-home tests; however, supplies are limited. COVID-19 test kits are limited at each DHD#10 office and are available on a first come, first served basis. Individuals are asked to take one kit per person, and up to four kits per household. Each kit has two tests inside and expire January 2023. Test kits are also available at most pharmacies. Be sure to call your pharmacy ahead of time, as demand is high. If you have a positive COVID-19 at-home test kit, please report it here: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6055601/3a61f0729898.
For those wanting to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, booster dose and/or flu shot, please visit www.dhd10.org/schedule or call 888-217-3904. If no appointments are available, consider going to a pharmacy or your primary health care provider.
For more information on COVID-19, visit www.dhd10.org/coronavirus.