COVID-19 vaccination registration now open for 12- to 15-year-olds

181224 2Cox Logo 600x341 - COVID-19 vaccination registration now open for 12- to 15-year-oldsCoxHealth is now scheduling patients ages 12 to 15 for COVID-19 vaccinations, which comes in light of the FDA’s approval of the vaccine for individuals in this age group.

Two first-dose clinics will be held on Saturday, May 15 (second dose June 5) and Wednesday, May 19 (second dose June 9) in Springfield, which are open to anyone in the state of Missouri. Parents or guardians of patients in this age group may visit this link or call 417-269-1300 to schedule an appointment.

COVID vaccines are also available in a variety of clinics across the region, so if these days and location are not convenient, vaccinations may also be scheduled by calling 417-269-INFO. This is also an option for anyone ages 16 or older who lives or works in the state of Missouri.

While the Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the FDA under EUA for patients 12 to 15, CoxHealth is also waiting for sign-off from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which is expected very shortly. If this does not happen, the clinics will be postponed.