The Calvert Health Department supports Covid booster vaccinations for 5-11 year olds, as has been approved by the FDA on 5/17 and CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee on 5/19. If you want to sign your child up for a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine, please register on https://www.calvertcountycovid19.com/vaccination-registration-1 for the date and time of your choosing. Vaccinations should also be available through your child's primary care provider.
Your child's booster dose will need to be at least 5 months after her/his second Covid vaccination. Most of us with children realize that almost all vaccination series require more than two doses to optimize protection.
Those children who are immunocompromised should have received an initial three dose series. These children are now eligible for a 4th dose (booster) 5 months after their initial 3-dose series.
The best protection you can give your children against chronic health issues with COVID, hospitalization, and death is through vaccination. If you have questions about vaccination, please contact your child's primary care provider.