SAYRE — Guthrie is now offering the Pfizer COVID vaccine to children, ages 5-11, according to a press release from the health care organization.
According to the press release, the vaccine is available in select Guthrie Pediatric and Family Medicine offices in Pennsylvania and New York. Additional locations will be added based on vaccine availability.
A parent or guardian must accompany the child during the injection and appropriate wait time following immunization.
The pediatric dose is 0.2 mL, while the adult dose is 0.3 mL.
Just like adults, children ages 5-11 who receive the first shot will be scheduled for a second dose three weeks later to be fully vaccinated.
An appointment is required. To check locations and schedule an appointment, parents should use eGuthrie or call Central Scheduling at 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743).