Montgomery County is planning for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now considering approval of vaccines for that age group. Currently, County-operated clinics are providing booster shots for all residents 5-and-over.
Once vaccines become available for children 6 months to 4 years, residents may find vaccines at the following locations (list subject to change):
- Pediatrician offices
- Participating pharmacies
- County-operated clinics and partner agencies
Vaccinations are important for every age group as they reduce the likelihood of a COVID-19 infection and the possibility of serious illness from an infection. Children who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations are less likely to miss school or childcare due to illness or exposures.
COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5-11 were recently approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and County-operated clinics are providing them for children who had their second dose at least five months ago. Clinics also are providing booster shots for all others.
County-operated clinics can be found at www.GoVaxMoco.com. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accommodated depending on vaccine supply.
County-operated clinics will be closed on Monday, June 20, as the County formally observes Juneteenth.