Berrien County now administering Pfizer vaccine to ages 12-15
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – The Berrien County Health Department announced they will begin vaccinating children ages 12 to 15 with the Pfizer vaccine following authorization and recommendation from the FDA and CDC.
Those wishing to get their children vaccinated can schedule an appointment online at clinics offering the Pfizer vaccine. The Health Department has clinic appointments available as early as next week.
Walk-ins are also welcome at any of the Health Department’s clinics.
A parent or guardian must give consent before anyone under age 18 can get the vaccination.
“We urge all families to strongly consider vaccinating their adolescents over the age of 12 as soon as possible,” said Nicki Britten, health officer for the Berrien County Health Department. “Vaccination amongst this age group is crucial to reduce COVID-19 transmission in our community. Not only does this vaccine provide excellent protection against the virus, but fully vaccinated people have the added benefit of not needing to quarantine if there are future exposures to COVID-19.”
To make an appointment, click here or call 1-800-815-5485 for assistance.