Guam to roll out pediatric vax today
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) will roll out Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 today.
Pediatric vaccination will be made available beginning Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) and at the Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DPHSS has received 7,500 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 pediatric vaccines.
DPHSS is collaborating with key stakeholders, such as the Guam Department of Education (GDOE), Catholic, charter and private schools to plan for and schedule school-based immunization of the pediatric Covid-19 vaccine. DPHSS continues to communicate with enrolled providers to plan for expansion of vaccinations to pediatric populations.
For the NRCHC and SRCHC Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, parents and guardians are encouraged to schedule appointments for their children via Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/CovidStopsWithMe. Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be prioritized.
The Guam National Guard will also conduct pediatric Covid-19 vaccination clinics at the University of Guam Field House on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday Nov. 10, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.