Volunteers prepare COVID-19 vaccinations at the TCHD clinic site in March 2021. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Children 5 to 11 years of age can now receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after receiving authorization from the FDA and recommendation from the CDC on Nov. 2, 2021.

“As a local pediatrician I am excited that the COVID-19 vaccine for this age group was approved and is shown to be safe and effective after rigorous testing and evaluation,” said Teton District Health Officer, Travis Riddell, MD, MPH.

“Though children are less likely to become seriously ill from COVID-19 compared to adults, they still face a risk. By vaccinating this portion of Teton County’s population, we hope that the spread of COVID-19 slows and that this age group is protected against both severe acute illness and the long term effects of COVID-19.”

Teton County Health Department will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics specifically for children 5–11 years old due to the different vaccine storage and preparation requirements.

Current dates for COVID-19 Vaccine clinics for children 5-11 years old are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Appointments can be made here or by calling the TCHD Call Center at 307-732-8628. More information on additional clinics and options for children 5–11 years old to receive a COVID-19 vaccination will be communicated once finalized.

Parents and guardians are required to accompany the child to their vaccine appointment.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.