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Youngsters and younger individuals ages 12-15 are actually eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in California.
In case you’re in search of a vaccine appointment for somebody on this age group within the Bay Space, statewide appointments for youngsters ages 12-15 turned out there on the state’s My Flip vaccination website beginning Thursday, Could 13. There are, nevertheless, quite a lot of methods to safe a COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15.
How Do I Discover a Pfizer Vaccine for Youngsters Ages 12-15?
To start with, in the event you’re in search of a COVID vaccine appointment close to you for somebody on this age group, it’s essential to make it possible for appointment is for the Pfizer vaccine, which is now approved for individuals ages 12 and older. That is as a result of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are nonetheless solely approved to be used in individuals 18 and older.
The excellent news is that with this age growth, most vaccine appointments can be clearly labeled with the vaccine kind or with the ages being served.
You might not even want an appointment. As provides of COVID-19 vaccines are lastly catching as much as demand in California, there are numerous drop-in, no-appointment-required clinics now working within the Bay Space. You could find your county’s checklist of drop-in websites, or use My Flip’s information to walk-up clinics close to you.
Some vaccination web sites will let you filter appointments by vaccine kind. For instance, on Vaccines.gov (often known as Vaccine Finder) you may deselect Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to see solely websites providing Pfizer vaccines.
VaccinateCA, a California volunteer group that aggregates and confirms particulars of statewide vaccination websites, has now expanded nationwide as a part of the nonprofit Vaccinate the States. Their vaccine locator map under exhibits solely Pfizer areas within the Bay Space, utilizing info from Vaccines.gov and calls to particular person areas:
Do not assume you or the younger individuals in your care can be proactively contacted about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are 4 main methods to discover a COVID-19 vaccine.
1. Discover a Vaccine By My Flip
My Flip is the state’s instrument that permits Californians to schedule COVID vaccination appointments at mass vaccination websites, clinics and pharmacies.
2. Discover a Vaccine By Your County
Go to your county’s public well being web site to learn the way your county is vaccinating residents.
3. Discover a Vaccine By Your Well being Care Supplier
In case you have medical health insurance that covers a youngster in your care, test together with your supplier to see if they’ll provide a COVID-19 vaccine. If they do not have medical health insurance however get medical care by means of a metropolis/county-run supplier, you may test with that location.
4. Discover a Vaccine By a Native Pharmacy
A number of pharmacy chains are providing on-line appointments for COVID-19 vaccines — and now you can discover a shot with out an appointment at any CVS pharmacy that provides them.
Do I Have to Make My Child’s Vaccine Appointment for Them?
Technically, sure. When utilizing My Flip to discover a vaccine appointment, individuals ages 12-17 will want a father or mother or authorized guardian to make the reserving, since My Flip asks you to “certify that I’m not less than 18 years of age, or the father or mother or authorized guardian of the minor affected person.”