By Outer Banks Voice on May 13, 2021
On Monday, May 11th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. Information on this expanded EUA and the clinical trials involving youth ages 12 – 15 can be found on the CDC website. The CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met May 12 and recommended the use of the Pfizer vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in persons aged 12 years and older and NC DHHS has now authorized vaccine providers in North Carolina to provide the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 and older.
The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services is hosting a vaccine clinic for individuals 12 and older on Friday May 21st.
If you are interested in registering your adolescent aged 12 or older for the Pfizer vaccine please visit the Dare County website at www.darenc.com/covid19. Parental permission is required and a legal guardian must accompany any minor youth to the vaccine appointment. Appointments can be scheduled with Dare County DHHS online at www.darenc.com/covidvaccine or by calling the COVID call center at 252-475-5008.
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