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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department will begin offering the Pediatric Pfizer Bivalent vaccine to children ages 6 months through 4 years old on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, during regular business hours at the following Health Department locations:
No appointment is needed at either location. However, please note that Shelby County Health Department facilities will be closed for all Shelby County Government holidays, including December 23-26, 2022, and January 2, 2023.
Children ages 6 months through 4 years who have not yet started their three-dose primary series of the original Pfizer vaccine or have not yet had the third dose are now eligible to receive the bivalent Pfizer vaccine as their third dose. Children ages 6 months through 4 years who have already completed their three-dose primary series of the original Pfizer vaccine are not eligible for a booster dose of the bivalent vaccine at this time.
“While young children do not often become seriously ill from COVID-19, they can pass the virus on to vulnerable adults,” said Shelby County Health Department Director Dr. Michelle Taylor. “The updated bivalent vaccine is formulated to protect against the most recently circulating variants. It is a valuable way to protect your child, your family, and our entire community.”
For more information about Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 response, visit our COVID-19 website: https://www.shelby.community/. For information about other Shelby County Health Department programs and services, visit our homepage: https://shelbytnhealth.com/.