MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Children as young as 5 years old can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through the Manatee County Department of Health.
The vaccine will be available for children ages 5 to 17 at the Department of Health’s main campus at 410 Sixth Ave. E. in Bradenton Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., when school is in progress, the DOH said in a statement. Release.
During the holidays, children of this age group can be vaccinated at the following sites:
- DOH Main Campus (410 Sixth Ave. E., Bradenton): November 22-24 and December 27-January 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- DOH Manatee South Center (7780 Westmoreland Drive, Sarasota): November 24 and December 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Federal health officials gave the green light to COVID-19 vaccinations for Florida children aged 5 to 11 more than a week ago.
CDC authorization for young children makes over 1.6 million Florida children immediately eligible for a vaccine against COVID-19.
Children who get vaccinated by the Manatee County Health Department will receive gift bags filled with coloring pages, crayons, stickers, buttons and special vaccination card holders.
The bags also include free entrance coupons to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and a flyer encouraging anyone who gets vaccinated to present their vaccination card to Menchie’s for a free 5-ounce frozen yogurt.
The vaccine can also be found from private medical providers, local retail pharmacies or at vaccins.gov.
Appointments are available at select Walgreens, CVS and Publix stores.