Submitted by San Juan County.
With FDA and CDC approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 5 to 11 now granted, San Juan County Health and Community Services has opened registration for a series of pediatric clinics starting on November 15th and lasting through the end of December.
Second dose clinics will be scheduled at least three weeks after the first dose, with some variability due to the holidays.
Registration links for these clinics are available now at: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info
Islands parents are strongly encouraged to register their children for an upcoming clinic. In addition to children age 5 – 11 who are newly eligible, a limited number of Pfizer clinic appointments for children 12-17 who are not yet vaccinated are open now on Orcas Island and will be opening on other islands soon. We will be working with the community and our partners to gauge demand and provide additional appointments as necessary.
San Juan County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation for children 12 – 17, a fact that has contributed to helping keep island schools open, limiting spread, and protecting our community. A similar level of vaccination success with younger kids will provide another level of defense and will be a major step towards keeping our elementary schools open and operational.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a useful information page for parents about pediatric COVID vaccination: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fvaccines%2Frecommendations%2Fadolescents.html