November 8, 2021, 5 p.m. (ChST)
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive; Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11 to Begin Tuesday
The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) received the much-anticipated shipment of 7,500 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccines. DPHSS continues to collaborate with key stakeholders, such as the Guam Department of Education (GDOE), Catholic, charter and private schools to plan for and schedule school-based immunization of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. DPHSS continues to communicate with enrolled providers to plan for expansion of vaccinations to pediatric populations.
Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11 Begin Tuesday
COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 will be made available beginning Tuesday, November 9, 2021. DPHSS will be conducting pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) and at the Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The November 9 Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will only be available to those ages 5 to 11 years.
For the NRCHC and SRCHC Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, parents and guardians are encouraged to schedule appointments for their children via Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/CovidStopsWithMe. Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be prioritized.
The Guam National Guard will also conduct pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the University of Guam Field House on Tuesday, November 9 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday November 10, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. These Pediatric Vaccination Clinics will only be available to those ages 5 to 11 years. Regular COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on both days will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to those 12 years of age and older. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/vaxguam.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age. Minor’s birth certificate is acceptable. Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued ID. Guardians must also present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documentation.
Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at NRCHC and SRCHC along with vaccines for individuals ages 12 and older beginning Wednesday, November 10.