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Paediatric Pfizer vaccines available from Thursday, September 1st

August 31st, 2022

The Immunisation Unit is advising parents and guardians that the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to 11, will be available at polyclinics and vaccination sites from tomorrow, Thursday, September 1st.

Parents/guardians should walk with their children/wards’ green immunisation books as well as their identification cards.

Vaccines will also be available as usual for people ages 12 and over.

The polyclinics and vaccination sites operating tomorrow are as follows:

• Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Building No. 2, Harbour Industrial Park, St. Michael – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• Glebe Polyclinic, The Glebe, St. George – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Pfizer, Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available at the polyclinics and vaccination centres at the scheduled times only.

Students 12 to 18 years may visit any of the locations listed to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine is available for a limited time. Individuals who require a second dose, first or second booster should visit their respective polyclinic or vaccination centre as soon as possible.

Those who wish to receive their first dose of any of the available vaccines are advised to walk with their identification card. Those eligible for second doses should also travel with their blue vaccination card.

Booster shots for the Pfizer and Sinopharm vaccines will also be available for eligible individuals who had their second injection six months ago or longer. Students 12 years and older are now eligible for the Pfizer booster.

At present, second boosters are available for all who are eligible four months after the first booster. Those receiving boosters may present either their blue vaccination card or vaccination certificate and valid photo identification. Individuals who were fully vaccinated overseas must also provide their vaccination cards and valid photo identification (passport or identification card).

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