Health Dept. now has Covid shots for 6 months to 4 year olds

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department will begin administering the new Covid shots for young children next weekd.

They have Pfizer Covid-19 shots for ages 6 months to 4 years old.

They will have them at all Health Department clinics beginning on Monday, June 27.

The CDC now recommends the shots for that age group.

“The Health Department has been receiving calls from parents asking when we will begin giving the COVID-19 vaccine to the youngest members of our community. We are pleased to announce we are now vaccinating this age group to help protect them from severe COVID illness & hospitalization,” says Hamilton County Health Department Administrator Sabrina Novak. “We also understand that many in our community have hesitancies or concerns regarding these vaccines. We highly encourage parents & legal guardians to reach out to their pediatricians with any questions they may have. You can also reach our COVID hotline at 423-209-8383, which is always staffed with an on-call nurse.”

A legal guardian or parent must accompany the child and bring a valid photo ID.

The Health Department is only giving out the Pfizer version for this age group.

The Moderna shot has also been approved, but you’ll have to get them through another source.

Click here to find out where the Health Department clinics are.

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