BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Beginning today, children aged 6 months to 4 years can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Glynn County Health Department in Brunswick.
Appointments are required and can be scheduled online by visiting chdcovidvax.org and then clicking the link for appointments. Anyone needing assistance to schedule an appointment may also call the health department directly.
“I know there are parents who have been waiting eagerly for this moment, so even their youngest children can have the benefit of vaccine protection,” said Dr. Lawton Davis, health director of the Coastal Health District. “Vaccination is the best way to safeguard children against severe illness and long-lasting health impacts from COVID-19 infection.”
While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults of becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, it is still possible. COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are typically mild and subside in one to two days — like soreness in the arm, fatigue, headaches or a slight fever.
In addition, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years will be available at the Camden County Health Department in St. Mary’s starting July 7. These appointments can also be made in advance on chdcovidvax.org.
You do not have to be a local resident to receive the vaccine at the Glynn or Camden County Health Departments. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccination regardless of insurance status.
Additional health departments in the Coastal Health District expect to offer COVID-19 vaccination for this younger population soon. For more information and the latest on availability, CLICK HERE.
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