County Begins Providing Vaccines for Children 6 Months to 5 Years Old

The county’s Department of Health and Human Services has begun providing vaccinations for children from 6 months to 5 years old following the approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for that age group, the department announced.

The limited supply of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna means that vaccinations will be given by appointment only. When vaccine supply is available, new available appointments will be posted at 3 p.m. at

“We know that many parents are anxious to get their babies and young children vaccinated as quickly as possible,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a press release. “As we have seen with previous vaccine roll-outs, we expect great demand over the next couple of weeks for these vaccines with limited supply available.”

The state’s Department of Health is also providing vaccines to pediatricians and participating pharmacies and parents can check for availability from those providers.

“Because the majority of the vaccines are going to private pediatric providers, we encourage all parents to check with their pediatrician’s office before using our website to sign up for an appointment,” Elrich added.

County-operated clinics will concentrate on weekend and weekday evening hours as well as work to ensure equitable distribution, officials said. In addition, there will be clinics set up in areas where vaccination rates have been low.

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