The Baldwin County Health Department is now administering the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for children ages 5-11. Vaccines are available every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 AM -12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at 100 Ireland Drive Milledgeville, GA 31061. You do not need to make an appointment.
Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine contains a smaller dose of the vaccine using the same active ingredients as the one given to adults and older children. The pediatric vaccine is administered to children using a smaller needle, specially designed for children.
The lower dose has been shown to produce milder side effects in kids. Common side effects of COVID-19 vaccination include:
• soreness at the injection site,
• muscle aches,
• and low-grade fever.
Serious side effects are rare, but may occur. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently authorized for ages 5 and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for ages 18 and up.
For more information on pediatric COVID-19 vaccination, talk with your child’s pediatrician or visit CDC’s COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html
All 13 of NCHD’s 13 COVID-19 vaccines offer no-appointment vaccination. Use the following schedule to find the location most convenient to you. Individuals can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine by calling 478-749-0179 or 1-844-987-0099. Do not call the local health department for an appointment.