COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Under Age Five Begin Today in Nueces County
17 Million Children Across the United States Now Eligible
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on COVID-19 vaccinations for children under the age of five over the weekend, clearing the way for vaccinations for children in this age group across the country.
The Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District began administering the vaccines today at 1702 Horne Road. The vaccination clinics at La Palmera Mall and the former Converse store at Corpus Christi Bay Outlets will start administering vaccines today at 5:00 p.m.
All remaining clinic locations, including West Oso, Banquete and Bishop, will roll out vaccinations for this age group beginning tomorrow, June 22. Vaccinations for children are available at no cost with parental consent.
Pfizer's vaccine for children younger than age five is one-tenth of the adult dose and will be administered as a three-dose series, three weeks apart. Children aged six months to five years must have verbal or written parental consent to receive a Pfizer vaccination.
Moderna's vaccine for children younger than five is a quarter of the adult dose and will be administered as a two-dose series, four weeks apart. Children aged six months to five years must have verbal or written parental consent to receive a Moderna vaccination.
A complete list of vaccination clinics can be found online at www.cctexas.com/coronavirus.
You can also find updates on city social media channels Facebook @citygov and Twitter @cityofcc.