NEENAH (NBC 26) — ThedaCare says it will begin offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to children 6 months and older on Tuesday.
The local health organization says in mid-June, the FDA granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years and Moderna's vaccine for kids ages 6 months to 6 years. The CDC accepted the recommendation to provide vaccines for nearly 20 million children younger than 5.
According to a news release from ThedaCare, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years of age requires three total doses. The first two doses of the vaccine are given three weeks apart, followed by a third dose at least two months later. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 years requires two doses, 28 days apart.
At this time, ThedaCare says people can begin scheduling vaccination appointments for children 6 months and older. ThedaCare will be offering the vaccines at locations across the service area, including in Appleton, Berlin, Neenah, New London, Shawano, and Waupaca, as well as during wellness visits and at primary care offices.
More information on how to schedule an appointment online can be found here. If you cannot access the MyThedaCare system to set up an appointment online, ThedaCare says you can call your primary care provider’s office or 920-830-6877.