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COVID-19 boosters now available for youth age 5-11

May 23, 2022 – News

Following last week’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting, CDC expanded eligibility of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to everyone 5 years of age and older. CDC now recommends children age 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

Additionally, CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first.

Booster doses for children age 5-11 are available at the Juneau Public Health Center, Juneau Urgent Care, SEARHC, and potentially other medical providers in town.

To make an appointment at the Public Health Center or Juneau Urgent Care, visit juneau.org/vaccine. To make an appointment at SEARHC, visit covid19.searhc.org or call 907-364-4451.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 907-586-5240.