COVID-19 vaccinations are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. People who are fully vaccinated can safely start doing more activities, and don’t have to quarantine after travel or an exposure if they don’t have symptoms. Currently, COVID-19 vaccinations are available for people age 16 and older.
The Pfizer vaccine was recently authorized by the FDA for emergency use in adolescents 12-15; it was already approved for children age 16 – 17. Studies found the vaccine to be safe and effective in these age groups. For more details on these studies and the vaccine, read the FDA Emergency Use News Release and Pfizer’s Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers. No COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized for children under age 12.
The Carroll County Health Department is planning a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for adolescents ages 12-17, using the Pfizer vaccine, on Wednesday, May 19th, from 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the TownMall in Westminster.
Please note, this clinic is being tentatively scheduled but is still subject to vaccine approval, allocation, and availability. If changes are made to the clinic after you register your child, you will be notified via email or by phone if you do not have email.
If you would like your child or children aged 12-17 to be vaccinated at this clinic, use the link below to register, and read all additional information provided:
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 – 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm –Pfizer
Ages 12-17 only
Town Mall Westminster (Old Sears – enter from outside the mall, parking lot H)
400 N. Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157
After registering, please check your email (including your junk or spam folder) for a confirmation email and other follow up emails from the registration system (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you need assistance to register, please call the Health Department at 410-876-4848.
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Per current CDC guidance, other vaccines should not be given in the two weeks (14 days) before or after receiving any COVID-19 vaccine. Please plan accordingly when scheduling other vaccinations for your children. Clinic staff may defer your child’s vaccination if other vaccines have been administered in the previous 14 days, or if your child has any severe allergies or other health conditions that may make vaccination in this setting inappropriate.
Children who enroll for this clinic will need to return to the clinic in 21 days (June 9th) for their second dose for full effectiveness. After the first clinic, you will receive an email link to register for this second dose clinic. If your child is not able to attend the second dose clinic on June 9th, they may need to receive this dose at another location, as our supply of Pfizer is limited.
This clinic is for adolescents 12-17 only. People of other ages will have their appointments cancelled. If the clinic does not fill, we may open it to other ages on Monday, May 17th. Anyone 18 and over can register for the Health Department’s other clinics at https://cchd.maryland.gov/registration-links/
Parental consent is required for minors. There are 3 options:
- If a parent or guardian is going to be present when the child is vaccinated, the electronic registration will be considered consent, if it is signed by the parent (electronic signature).
- If a parent or guardian will not be present, but the child will come with another responsible adult, complete this form and have the adult bring it to the clinic.
- If the child is age 16-17 and comes to the clinic without an adult, the electronic registration will be considered consent, if it is signed by the parent (electronic signature); clinic staff reserve the right to contact the parent to confirm.
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