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COVID vaccination appointments will be required in Coastal Health District for children ages 5 to 11

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Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 12:33 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Public health department locations in Savannah and Brunswick will have the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines available for children ages 5 to 11, by appointment only.

The pediatric Pfizer COVID vaccine is a two dose series taken three weeks apart. The pediatric dose is one-third of the dosage of the vaccine for adolescents and adults.

The Coastal Health District says in clinical trials, vaccination was nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among younger children. Vaccine side effects were mild and temporary. The most common side effect was a sore arm.

Two of them are in Savannah at Chatham County Health Department locations – the main office and the annex. And another location is in Brunswick at the Glynn County Health Department.

  • Chatham County COVID-19 Vaccination Annex at 1249 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah
  • Chatham County Health Department at 1395 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah
  • Glynn County Health Department at 2747 Fourth Street, Brunswick

The Coastal Health District says it will provide an update once you can schedule an appointment. Again, no appointments are available right now, but are expected soon.

For more information, visit their website.

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