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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for 5-11 Year Olds

Last updated: November 23, 2021

Anne Arundel County continues vaccinating young children after the CDC’s recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth ages 5-11

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is currently vaccinating children ages 5-11 with the COVID-19 vaccine at community and elementary school clinics. To schedule an appointment, go to www.aacounty.org/covidvax. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are also welcome, as vaccine supplies allow.

“Vaccinating children will protect them against COVID and keep them safer in school and over the holidays,” Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman said. “The vaccine is safe, free and effective. It’s a key step in getting to our new normal.”

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Vaccinations will take place at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, the Department of Health Baymeadow site in Glen Burnie, Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis, and Lula Scott Community Center in Shady Side. Hours of clinic operations are posted with registration information at www.aacounty.org/covidvax.

The Department of Health is also working with Anne Arundel County Public Schools to provide vaccination clinics at elementary school sites. For AACPS clinic information, click https://www.aacps.org/vaccines.

More appointments will be added later in the month as federal vaccine supply increases.

The Department of Health also reserves doses to be distributed through channels that help ensure equitable access, for families and children who face barriers to accessing appointments through an online portal. Through its Health Ambassadors, external partners, and other outreach opportunities, the Department of Health will help distribute these doses to those families.

In addition to the Department of Health’s vaccinations, some area pharmacies and pediatricians’ offices have vaccine doses. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician to determine whether they can get vaccinated through the pediatrician’s office.

Large chain pharmacies enrolled in the federal vaccine program receive doses directly. The following smaller pharmacies will have limited access to pediatric COVID vaccine doses in this initial allocation:

  • Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC)
  • Broadneck Pharmacy
  • Lake Shore Drugs
  • Allswell Pharmacy
  • Jai Pharmacy
  • Soleil Pharmacy
  • Quarterfield Pharmacy

The FDA’s emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for younger children represents a key step in protecting youth from COVID-19. For more information about vaccine safety and availability, go to https://www.aacounty.org/covidvax/.

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