COVID-19 Update: Pfizer Vaccine Now Available to Children Ages 5-11
Los Angeles County vaccine providers are now administering the Pfizer vaccine to children 5 to 11 years old after U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky affirmed the recommendation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
In L.A. County, an estimated 900,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 are newly eligible for vaccinations.
All L.A. County Department of Public Health sites began offering Pfizer for children 5 to 11 years old as of this morning along with many pharmacies and clinics. Some sites require appointments; walk-ins are welcome at the Public Health sites. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult and have a signed consent form.
Parents are able to make an appointment using the County website at VaccinateLACounty.com
and will be able to make an appointment using MyTurn.CA.gov
later today or tomorrow. Many pharmacies and clinics countywide are also accepting appointments through their own systems. Parents are encouraged to call the site ahead of time to verify that they are vaccinating children.
Learn more at VaccinateLACounty.com.