November 12, 2021
MCHD offers pediatric COVID-19 vaccine at Festival Centre
MOBILE, Ala. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years of age in the U.S. The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for this age group is a reduced dose (10 microgram), two-dose series.
The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) follows the guidance of the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding vaccination recommendations. The ACIP recommendation applies to all children 5-11 years of age, including those with underlying conditions and previous COVID-19 infection.
Starting today, MCHD’s COVID-19 Response Team will offer the pediatric vaccine at its vaccination and testing location at the Festival Centre in Suite 101-A. The West Mobile shopping center is located at the corner of Airport Boulevard and Montlimar Drive.
MCHD provides COVID-19 vaccines and walk-in rapid testing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to these hours, the clinic will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The same services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The location will be closed on Sundays.
Family Health, the primary care division of MCHD, has received a limited amount of pediatric vaccine that is available by appointment only (call 251-690-8889 for times and locations).
Parents will need to sign a consent form for any person under 18 who wishes to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The parent does not have to be present, but a signed consent form is required.
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, you may visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243).