Pre-register 5-11 year olds for Town’s (TBD) Covid Clinic

Above: The Town is encouraging residents to pre-register kids who may soon be eligible for, and recommended to receive, Pfizer vaccines. (image cropped from photo posted to flickr by Alachua County)

This week, the Town announced plans for a Covid Vaccination Clinic for 5-11 year olds. The Board of Health is encouraging residents to pre-register children. Once the clinic hours are established, the board will contact those registered with details to officially sign up.

Click here to pre-register.

The BOH is preparing for an expected approval and recommendation from the CDC on Pfizer vaccines for children. That is still in process but could come as soon as next week.

While an FDA panel voted that benefits outweigh risks, the FDA has yet to grant the authorization. You can learn more about the projected timeline here.

For older residents wondering about booster shots, the Board of Health’s Covid 19 page includes the latest status on those recommendations. You can read that here.

Updated (11/3/21 3:14 pm): For parents unsure if the risk of a child getting Covid-19 is anything to worry about, I’m sharing this link to the CDC’s information on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.

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