Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Dose

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East Wenatchee, WA – On Friday, May 20, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) expanded eligibility of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose to children ages 5-11. A booster dose can now be administered five (5) months after a two (2) dose Pfizer-BioNTech series.

Booster dose eligibility for the new age group follows guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

As COVID-19 cases continue to steadily rise across the state, the additional mRNA dose will help further protect children and slow disease spread across Washington. According to the DOH data dashboard, local case rates have been above 150 cases per 100,000 population for the last 14 days.

Chelan-Douglas Health District continues to offer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines, including first, second and booster doses at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. This week, vaccines will be available on Friday, June 27 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Pre-registration is not required and individuals under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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