Clark County vaccination locations have begun offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 12 to 15 after an independent committee of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met Wednesday and voted to recommend the vaccine for children.
The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization for use of the Pfizer vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds on Monday. The decision is expected to cover an estimated 378,000 minors in Washington, and about 17 million minors nationwide.
According to The Seattle Times, Washington has allocated extra vaccine to every county this week in preparation for an uptick in demand.
You can book appointments for 12- to 15-year-olds today at Legacy Salmon Creek at https://covid19scheduling.lhs.org/MyHealth/covid19/#/triage.
Guardians must accompany 12- to 15-year-olds to their appointments to provide consent and remain on site during the shot.
According to its website, Walgreens is also now offering appointments to 12- to 15-year-olds. Appointments can be booked at the Walgreens website: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19.
The Tower Mall mass vaccination site in Vancouver will begin offering vaccine to those 12 to 15 starting today, according to Public Health Public Information Officer Marissa Armstrong. Book appointments at Tower Mall here: https://mhealthcheckin.com/covidvaccine?clientId=1615856606581®ion=Portland_-_8&urlId=%2Fvcl%2FVncvrTwrMllWeek3.
For those who want to book an appointment at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds near Ridgefield, you can do that here: https://mhealthcheckin.com/covidvaccine?clientId=1611346877286®ion=Portland_-_8&urlId=%2Fvcl%2FClarkCounty.
PeaceHealth Southwest’s local clinics are hoping to start scheduling appointments for the newly eligible age range by today, according to hospital spokesman Randy Querin. To make an appointment, you can do so online or by calling 833-375-0291. The website for PeaceHealth is: https://www.peacehealth.org/coronavirus/vaccine/washington.
The Vancouver Clinic will start providing shots for 12- to 15-year-olds starting Tuesday, after Vancouver Clinic learns more about its vaccine allotment for next week, according to company spokeswoman Chastell Ely.
You can book an appointment with Vancouver Clinic here.
Vancouver Clinic is planning to add more first-dose appointments next week to accommodate the newly eligible people.
Other pharmacies will begin offering COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds today and in the coming days.
To see where vaccine is available, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine locator: https://www.vaccines.gov/results/?zipcode=98660&medications=779bfe52-0dd8-4023-a183-457eb100fccc,a84fb9ed-deb4-461c-b785-e17c782ef88b,784db609-dc1f-45a5-bad6-8db02e79d44f&radius=25.