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Chico Clinic offering vaccines for children 6 months and older

CHICO — Weeks after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children six months of age and older, the Butte County Public Health Authority will offer both iterations of the vaccine against COVID at the clinic on Thursday. June 23rd and Thursday, June 30th.

On June 16, the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to vaccinate young children. On June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved vaccines for children at least 6 months of age.

In many cases when a new age group is approved for a COVID vaccine, a limited number of providers are available for immunizations due to waiting for vaccines to be shipped, according to Butte County Health Public Relations Manager Lisa Almaguer.

“There are probably a limited number of providers right now, but they may become more available in the coming weeks,” Almaguer said.

On Thursday, June 23, the Chico Community Vaccination Clinic at 650 Cohasset Rd will open its doors to provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Only patients who make an appointment will receive the vaccine. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Pfizer will be available for children aged 6 months to 4 years. From 12:00 to 13:00, children aged 6 months to 5 years can receive Moderna vaccine.

You can sign up for vaccinations at the California online vaccine planning website myturn.ca.gov.

The clinic will only offer one type of vaccine at a time, Almaguer said, to eliminate errors in vaccine administration.

Although statewide data on how many children under 5 years of age have been vaccinated statewide is not yet available, according to California State of Vaccination data, 54.7% of Butte County residents over the age of 5 years have been fully vaccinated against COVID. environment. Of the eligible children aged 5 to 11, out of 17,189 children, 3,042 were fully vaccinated and 340 were partially vaccinated, resulting in 80.3% of children not being vaccinated.

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