Finding COVID vaccine appointments for children in Georgia

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Major pharmacies now make the COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone age 5 and older.The only vaccine authorized for children 5-11 so far is Pfizer, and it’s in a special, smaller dose. .CVS Pharmacy says it has the pediatric vaccine available at 266 locations in Georgia. .Walgreens has begun administering children’s vaccines in select stores.Most county health departments are also offering the vaccine. You can sign up through their websites

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for all people ages 5 and above, and major pharmacies now make it available, but in select locations.

To find available vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, check with your child’s doctor or visit vaccines.gov.

The only vaccine authorized for children 5-11 so far is Pfizer, and it’s in a special, smaller dose. So check to make sure the site you are going to has the young children’s dose, by clicking the colored links below or calling:

CVS Pharmacy says it has the pediatric vaccine available at 266 locations in Georgia. Parents must accompany the child.

Walgreens began administering children’s vaccines in select stores; click link or call 1-800-Walgreens.

Ingles pharmacies are also administering the children’s vaccine in select locations.

County public health offices in Georgia may schedule vaccinations on their own, or through their membership in Georgia Department of Public Health regional districts. Statewide, you can schedule via the DPH online system by going to https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine and clicking on Health Dept. Scheduling. Or you can call 1-888-457-0186 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

DeKalb County and Cobb and Douglas Public Health began offering the children’s vaccine Monday, Nov. 8 with sign-ups available through their own websites. The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments also began offering vaccinations for children, but cautions it is not offering the young children’s vaccine at mobile or mass vaccination sites.

In Fulton, vaccines begin Tuesday, Nov. 9, by the Fulton County Board of Health and the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.

Viral Solutions is offering the pediatric vaccine at 11 locations throughout metro Atlanta including outside Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. https://viralsolutionsga.com/

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