(WHTM) — Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration said Wednesday the state is now ready to give Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5-11 after being given the green light Tuesday by the CDC.
“This will provide comfort for parents, teachers, pediatricians and community members across the commonwealth – knowing that we have a safe and effective way to protect more of our children from COVID-19-related illness,” Gov. Wolf said.
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Pa. vaccine providers, including pediatricians, grocery stores, family doctors, pharmacies and large retailers are now able to schedule appointments and administer shots as soon as possible, according to CDC guidance.
“The pediatric vaccine is safe, and it is highly effective at protecting children against COVID-19-related illness, hospitalization, and death,” Pennsylvania’s Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said. “Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is the best way to keep families and communities healthy and schools safe.”
Here’s a list of pharmacies, medical providers and grocery stores now ready to give the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to kids between 5-11 years old in Pa. and the Midstate. Note, all children must be accompanied by an adult:
|CVS Pharmacy||44 Pa. locations now accepting appointments; administering starting Nov. 7|
|Penn Medicine Lancaster|
|Starting first doses at Suburban Pavilion on Saturdays during November;|
also available at practices (appointments required)
|Walgreens||Starting Nov. 6; can schedule appointments online|
or by calling 1-800-Walgreens
|Penn State Health||Can schedule appointments online|
|UPMC||Available now, appointments can be made online|
|Wegmans||Will begin scheduling pediatric appointments after final CDC recommendation|
and products are delivered
|Weis Markets||Select locations will have appointments available starting Friday, Nov. 5. All 132 pharmacy locations are expected to have the vaccine by Nov. 10|
|WellSpan Health||Shots will start being given on Nov. 8; appointments can be scheduled starting Nov. 5 using MyWellSpan or by calling 855-851-3641|
Those who wish to have their child get the vaccine through their doctor or primary care provider should consult with them directly.