FCBOH to Offer Vaccinations For Children 5 to 11 Years Old

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FCBOH to Offer Vaccinations For Children 5 - 11 Years Old

November 05, 2021

Starting Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) and the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) will begin providing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11 years of age. The vaccinations will be available at four fixed locations stretching the length of Fulton County. 

The move comes after the FCBOH and other Georgia Department of Public Health districts received the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for immunizations for school age populations. 

Those existing vaccination locations include: 

  • Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • 5710 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349 
  • 4700 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta GA 30305
  • Emma Darnell Aviation Museum & Conference Center (formerly the Aviation Community Cultural Center), 3900 Aviation Circle, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30336

The sites at Stonewall Tell, North Point Parkway, and Aviation Circle are open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All locations will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021 for Veterans’ Day.

There are approximately 987,000 children 5-11 years old in Georgia and 105,000 in Fulton County now eligible for COVID vaccine. The pediatric Pfizer COVID vaccine is authorized for children as a 2-dose series taken 3 weeks apart. The dose for children ages 5-11 is one-third of the dosage of the vaccine for adolescents and adults. 

In clinical trials, vaccination was nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among younger children. Vaccine side effects were mild and temporary. The most common side effect was a sore arm. 

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 404-613-8150 or by following this link: https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/en-US/.

For more information go to www.fultoncountyga.gov/covidvaccine