HEALTH DEPARTMENT REGISTERING CHILDREN TWELVE TO FIFTEEN FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

LEE COUNTY, NC – May 13, 2021 – Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department is now registering children age twelve to fifteen with parental consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The change comes as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children twelve to fifteen years old.

Parents interested in registering their children for the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to submit a pre-registration form available online at leecountync.gov/covid19.  The form has been recently modified to include a parental consent form that is required for vaccinations involving minors.  Please note that individuals that call the vaccine registration call center to register a minor for the vaccine will be directed to complete the form on-line.

Once a pre-registration form and parental consent form are submitted, staff will contact the individual to complete the registration process and assign the individual to the next available vaccine clinic or appointment.

Parents are reminded that they must accompany the minor child to the vaccination appointment and proof of age will be required.  Also, if a child has recently received other vaccinations, they must wait at least two weeks before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

To help prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19, the public is reminded to follow the three W’s – Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth; Wait six feet or more away from others to maintain a safe social distance; and Wash your hands and clean surfaces thoroughly and frequently.

For additional information about COVID-19 vaccinations, please call the Lee County Health Department at (919) 718-4640.

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