Health departments offer Pfizer clinics for teen vaccinations

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Coastal Health District is now scheduling appointments for special Pfizer vaccine clinics at seven health department locations.

Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for individuals as young as 12 years of age, though Moderna said Tuesday its vaccine strongly protects adolescents.

Moderna said it will submit its data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other global regulators early next month.

“Several of our clinics typically offer Moderna vaccine for anyone 18 and older, but we want to be sure our younger residents have the opportunity for vaccination, too,” said Paige Lightsey, immunization coordinator for the Coastal Health District.

“That’s why we’re offering special Pfizer clinics,” she said, “so everyone 12 and older will have access to the vaccine.”

The Pfizer clinics will be offered in Bryan, Camden, Effingham, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties:

Bryan County Health Department

  • 430 Ledford Street in Pembroke
  • Wednesday, June 2, 1-4 pm
  • 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill
  • Tuesday, May 25, 1-4 pm

Camden County Health Department

  • 905 Dilworth Street in St. Marys
  • Wednesday, May 26, 1-4 pm

Effingham County Health Department

  • 802 Hwy. 199 South in Springfield
  • Friday, May 28, 8 am – 12 pm

Liberty County Health Department

  • 1113 East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville
  • Tuesday, May 25, 8:30-11:30 am

Long County Health Department

  • 584 North Macon Street in Ludowici
  • Tuesday, May 25, 1-4 pm

McIntosh County Health Department

  • 1335 Georgia Hwy. 57 in Townsend
  • Wednesday, May 26, 1-4 pm

Glynn and Chatham Counties already offer Pfizer during normal clinic hours.

These special Pfizer clinics are not limited to teens; adults who would like to receive Pfizer can also schedule appointments. There is no cost for the vaccine.

Appointments are preferred and can be scheduled online here or by calling 912-230-5506. Walk-ins are welcome but subject to vaccine availability at the time of the clinic.

“Now is a great time to get your child vaccinated,” said Lightsey. “By starting the two-dose vaccine series now, your child will be fully vaccinated and protected when school begins in the fall.”

Pfizer vaccine requires two doses. You’ll be scheduled for your second dose of vaccine three weeks after receiving your first dose at the clinic.

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