Harris County Public Health

Harris County Public Health

wanting to get their younger children vaccinated against COVID-19 can now do so at local sites.

Harris County Public Health announced Thursday that all of its county-sponsored vaccination sites are now administering the Moderna two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months up to 17 years old. They will be free of charge, and HCPH said in a news release that no appointment is required.

The announcement comes a little more than two weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the two-dose Moderna vaccine for both those ages six months to 5 years old and those ages 6-17. It had long been approved for those at least 18 years of age.

With the announcement, people aged six months and older can receive any of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from a county-sponsored vaccination site.

“Now we can provide either Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations to people six months and older which will further improve our county’s COVID-19 outlook and limit deaths and hospitalizations,” HCPH local health authority Erika Brown said.

To find a location near them or to schedule a vaccination appointment, residents can visit ReadyHarris.org or vacstrac.hctx.net

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