The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now safe and recommended for ages 5 and up. Younger children will receive a pediatric-size dose of the vaccine, according to the CDC.
“While COVID-19 tends to be milder in children compared with adults, it can make children very sick and cause children to be hospitalized,” according to the CDC. “In some situations, the complications from infection can lead to death.”
Where to get the pediatric dose of the vaccine and other info:
Local pharmacies. Make appointment online.
Dallas County Health and Human Services Vaccination Clinics — there is one in Oak Cliff, another in East Dallas and a few more. Available by appointment only, so call 972.692.2780.
- DCHHS Stemmons Immunization Clinic
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, #159 (first floor)
- Oak Cliff Branch Immunization Clinic
1113 E. Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 200
- John West Branch Immunization Clinic
3312 N. Buckner Boulevard, Suite 200
Eastfield College and Dallas Fair Park are expected to open drive-thru services. Check back at Dallascounty.org.
Texas also has a mobile vaccine program for those who are homebound. Call for further information on the Pfizer/pediatric doses.
- Texas businesses, groups, or civic organizations with five or more individuals who voluntarily choose to be vaccinated can call 844.90.TEXAS (844.908.3927) and select Option 3 to schedule a visit.
- Texans who are homebound can call 844.90.TEXAS (844.908.3927) and select Option 1 to request a state mobile vaccination team to come to their home.
Texans with disabilities needing assistance getting vaccinated can contact the Disability Rights Texas Hotline (DRTx Vaccine Hotline) by phone or email, at 1.800.880.8401 or vaccine@DRTx.org.
Regularly updated information is available at Dallascounty.org.
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