DHEC Urges Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Against COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to be administered to children on Saturday. Everyone aged 6 months and above should get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC.

Following the CDC’s approval, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. Parents may speak with their children’s pediatrician about getting their child vaccinated against COVID-19.

The CDC had previously authorized only individuals aged 5 and up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The CDC gave its approval after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for both vaccines.

These free vaccines will be available at numerous DHEC vaccine clinics, including health departments, according to officials. The vaccine locator, according to DHEC, will include clinics that have the vaccine available and label them as “6 months to 5 years.” To access the vaccine locator, click here or contact the CARE Line at 1-855-472-3432.

DHEC is also working with pediatricians and other providers to ensure that they have enough vaccines to serve children under the age of five.

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