Pfizer Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 5 - 11
The Caroline County Health Department, in partnership with Choptank Community Health and Caroline County Public Schools is now offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11.
Children in this age range may receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart. The children’s vaccine is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). The active components of the 10 micrograms dose are the same as those in a 30 micrograms dose. The inactive components differ.
Vaccine clinics will be held at schools and at the Health Department’s vaccine center. A parent or legal guardian must be present and must sign a consent authorization at the time of vaccination. Click the school names below or visit our vaccine page to register your child for a vaccine. Future clinics will be added to the vaccine page on an ongoing basis.
Friday, November 12, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at
Greensboro Elementary School, 627 N. Main Street, Greensboro
Denton Elementary School, 303 Sharp Road, Denton
Federalsburg Elementary School, 302 S. University Avenue, Federalsburg
Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Caroline County Vaccine Center, 18 Denton Plaza, Denton
Many pediatricians also have received vaccine doses and your child may be able to be vaccinated at their doctor’s office.
Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children? Check out this helpful Frequently Asked Questions post from the American Academy of Pediatrics.