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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children Ages 5 and Older Will be held on November 17th and 18th

By Pamela Acosta Torres

November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

Contact:
Pamela Acosta-Torres
Pamela.AcostaTorres@flhealth.gov
(863) 578-2146

Polk County, FL The Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for emergency use in children ages 5 through 11 on October 29, 2021 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). We encourage parents to seek COVID-19 vaccination for their children thorough their child’s pediatrician, then their local pharmacy, and lastly at the DOH.

In response to the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for this age group, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County is partnering with Polk County Public Schools to operate pop-up vaccination clinics at Ridge Community High School and Lake Gibson High School.

The Pfizer vaccine will be available to students ages 5 and up. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson will be available to students' family members and PCPS employees. COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will also be available to those who are eligible.

No appointment is necessary. The vaccinations will be of no cost to you.

Vaccine Sites Information:

Ridge Community High School, 500 Orchid Drive, Davenport, FL 33837
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Lake Gibson High School, 7007 N. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33809
Thursday, November 18, 2021
2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Pfizer vaccine is a two-series shot, meaning two doses are required to become fully vaccinated. Those who received their first dose of Pfizer on Nov. 17 at Ridge Community High will be scheduled to return to the same location on Dec. 8 for the second dose. Those who received their first dose of Pfizer on Nov. 18 at Lake Gibson High will be scheduled to return to the same location on Dec. 9 for their second dose.