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COVID-19 Immunization Information

COVID-19 Immunizations for Children FAQs

Why should my child get a COVID-19 immunization?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 immunizations help protect children from getting COVID-19 and will help prevent serious illness if a child does get COVID-19. Additionally, if your child is in close or direct contact of a positive COVID case, they will be required to quarantine from school for 10 days.
 
When can children be immunized?
On or after a child’s 12th birthday, all children who are 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine. If your preteen or teen hasn’t gotten their vaccine yet, talk to their doctor about getting it as soon as possible.
 
Are COVID-19 immunizations safe for children?
Yes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 immunization provides safe and effective protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. The COVID-19 immunizations have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
 
What kind of COVID-19 immunization are available for children?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is now available for everyone ages 12 and older. According to the CDC, in the clinical trial for children ages 12 through 15, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was effective at preventing COVID-19 with symptoms. In addition, children’s immune systems responded to the vaccine in a way similar to those of older teens and young adults. No safety concerns were identified in the clinical trial.
 
How much does the COVID-19 immunization cost?
There is no cost associated with a COVID-19 immunization, no matter the type, age of the patient, or location. No co-pay or cost will be incurred. Insurance information may be requested; however, insurance is not required to receive a COVID-19 immunization.

Immunization Clinic Locations

Georgia Department of Health
  • Columbia County Health Department
    • COVID Immunization Clinic 
    • Every Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • 1930 William Few Parkway, Grovetown, GA 30813
    • Register online at ecphd.com/schedule-online
    • Walk-ins are welcome
    • For more information, contact 706-721-5800COVID Vaccine Clinics
 
Augusta Health Vaccine Center
 
Gold Cross EMS
Call 706-434-4000 to schedule an appointment
 
Vaccines.gov
Find immunization opportunities near you. Simply type in your zip code and the type of immunization you prefer, to find all available sites near you.
Local Pharmacies
Most locations are walk-in, and no appointment is necessary. Please call in advance to check availability.