GLOUCESTER – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is pleased to share that the Gloucester Health Department is collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to offer a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday.
Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA.
Through a collaboration between the City of Gloucester Health Department and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a vaccine clinic will provide first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to up to 150 children ages 5 to 11 who have a signed parental/guardian consent form and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration for those ages 5 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose regimen, with three weeks between first and second doses. To learn more about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, please click here.
Vaccines are free. Insurance is not required. Attendees will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distance, in accordance with current Massachusetts guidelines regarding clinics.
Walk-ins will be accepted at this clinic, but advanced registration is recommended. To register, click here.
Anyone age 12 or older wishing to get vaccinated should use the Commonwealth’s Vaxfinder website to schedule an appointment by clicking here. The clinic on Saturday will be unable to offer the vaccine to individuals ages twelve and older because the dosage administered to that age group differs from dosage for children ages 5 to 11.
“The emergence of the Omicron variant is deeply concerning and I encourage everyone to consider a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their families and their community,” said Mayor Romeo Theken. “We encourage anyone with doubts about vaccines to contact a trusted medical provider. Every community member and student who protects themselves with a vaccine also helps to protect our entire community.”
The City of Gloucester Health Department prepared flyers for the clinic in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Those flyers are available below.