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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Authorization of Emergency Use for the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Under 5

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For Immediate Release

Teton County, WY COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Authorization of Emergency Use for the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Under 5; Appointments Now Available

June 21, 2022, Jackson, WY – On June 17, 2022, The FDA authorized emergency use of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months. The CDC and its advisory board subsequently met and recommended the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in this age group. The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for children aged 6 months through 4 years old and will consist of 3 doses. The Moderna vaccine is recommended for children aged 6 months through 5 years old and will consist of 2 doses. 

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children aged 6 months through 11 years old are included below, located at 460 E. Pearl Avenue:

  • Monday, June 27 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday, July 6 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Monday, July 11 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Monday, July 18 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine can be made by visiting http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/CovidVax. Parents and guardians are required to accompany the child to their vaccine appointment. If you are scheduling multiple children for vaccine appointments, each child needs their own appointment time. Second and third doses will be booked at your child’s first dose appointment. Walk-in appointments for this age group cannot be accommodated. 

If you need assistance with booking an appointment, please call our COVID hotline at 307-732-8628 or email covidvax@tetoncountywy.gov. Appointments for this newly eligible age group may be in high demand so we thank you for your patience and flexibility while we work to accommodate everyone. We have made as many appointment times available that we can with our current staffing capabilities.  

Scientists and medical experts completed a review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials of thousands of young children before recommending vaccines for them. Across the country, millions of older children and adults have been safely vaccinated. Individuals, parents, and guardians should consult their healthcare provider or family physician for additional guidance or questions they have regarding any of the COVID-19 vaccines. We continue to emphasize that vaccination and getting boosted is one of the most important elements of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our community healthy. 

If you need to cancel your COVID-19 vaccine appointment you can do so by calling the COVID hotline or by going to www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax and clicking the ‘Need to Cancel your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment’ button. This will allow appointment times to become available for other parents wanting to vaccinate their children instead of going unused. 

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