The Marshall Harrison County Health District has confirmed that the Texas Department of State Health Services will have the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine available at its upcoming community vaccination clinic, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Marshall Convention Center.
“The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19,” MHCHD officials said. “Parents of pediatric patients who wish to receive the COVID 19 vaccine for their child should call the MHCHD at 903-938-8338 to schedule an appointment for the clinic on Nov. 9.”
MHCHD also announced Friday that its office, located at 805 Lindsey Drive in Marshall, will offer Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11, the days after the community vaccination clinic.
Vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11 helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Health District noted that 22 children in Texas, ages 5 to 11, have died from complications from COVID-19, and 118 children have been diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
“The pediatric vaccine is a multi-dose vial and will be given in two doses,” the health district said.
To make an appointment for your child, call the MHCHD office at 903-938-8338. The Health District also offers Pfizer adult vaccine and booster during regular business hours at its location at 805 Lindsey Drive.
As a reminder, MHCHD has also partnered with DSHS to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to adults at the community clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Marshall Convention Center.
DSHS will provide all three COVID-19 vaccines during the event.
“Texas DSHS will be able to provide the first and second doses, the third dose for immunocompromised individuals and booster doses for any eligible person,” said MHCHD Director Jennifer Hancock. “We are excited to partner with DSHS to bring all three choices of COVID 19 vaccines to our residents.”
To make an appointment for the clinic, visit https://mhchd.org or call the MHCHD office at 903-938-8338.