Tarrant County to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine to infants and toddlers

Tarrant County Public Health will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children six months to five years of age at all TCPH clinics, public pop-up clinics, and the Vaxmobile starting on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available to protect this age group. Infants six months through four years of age receiving the Pfizer vaccine series will need to get two doses, three weeks apart, and a third at least two months later. The dosage of Pfizer for infants is one-tenth of the dosage for adults. The Moderna vaccine series for infants six months through five years of age will consist of two doses, four to eight weeks apart, and it will be a quarter of the dosage of Moderna for adults. A third dose of Moderna has been approved for immunocompromised infants in this age group, at least one month after the second dose.

The CDC now recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents six months of age and older. COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized because of the virus. While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults of becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, the effects of the virus are unpredictable. Vaccination is the best way to protect children from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Before it was authorized for children across age groups, scientists and medical experts reviewed safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials involving thousands of children.

Tarrant County Public Health Clinics:

Northwest Public Health Center
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
3800 Adam Grubb Road
Lake Worth, TX 76135

Bagsby-Williams Health Center
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
3212 Miller Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Southeast Public Health Center
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.
536 W Randol Mill
Arlington TX, 76011

Main Public Health Center
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.
1101 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Southwest Public Health Center
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Watauga Public Health Center
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
6601 Watauga Road
Watauga, TX 76148

COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever and shortness of breath and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. For more information go to the TCPH coronavirus page or call the Tarrant County Public Health information line, 817-248-6299, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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