June 27, 2022
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Piedmont Health District Offers Moderna Vaccine for ages 6-17 years starting July 5
FARMVILLE, Va. – Effective, Tuesday, July 5, Piedmont Health District will begin offering free Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 to 17 years old at vaccination clinics at local health departments following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
“We want to ensure a safe rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, so we are spacing out our introduction of the new vaccines and the new populations being vaccinated,” said Piedmont Health District Director Maria Almond, MD, MPH. “Our first focus is to ensure that everyone 6 months of age and older has an opportunity to be vaccinated.”
The Piedmont Health District is currently offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 6 months of age and older, and the Moderna for anyone aged 6 months to 5 years old and18 years and older at its vaccination clinics.
Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are preferred at this time. All clinics at the local health departments are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vaccination clinic schedule is as follows:
- Charlotte: Mondays (434) 542-5251
- Nottoway: Mondays (434) 645-7595
- Lunenburg: Tuesdays (434) 696-2346
- Prince Edward: Tuesdays (434) 392-8187
- Amelia: Wednesdays (804) 561-2711
- Cumberland: Thursdays (804) 492-4661
- Buckingham: Thursdays (434) 969-4244
The Moderna vaccine for children 6 to 11 years old is half the adult dose. For older children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, the dose is the same as for adults aged 18 years and older. The vaccines for these age groups are two-dose series administered at least 28 days apart. A Moderna booster is only available for adults 18 years old and up. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use as a booster in children and adolescents aged 5 to 17 years.
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