DECATUR, Ala. — Need your COVID vaccination? A free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is being held on Saturday, May 15, at Westside Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur in partnership with Decatur-Morgan Hospital. The Pfizer vaccine will be given, meaning that people ages 12 and up are eligible for this clinic.
Westside will administer FIRST TIME doses for anyone who needs to get vaccinated and provide the 2nd shots for people who went to the church's April clinic.
At least 300 vaccine does are available, according to Westside Missionary Baptist Church's website.
Forms can be picked up from the church OR you can also download them by clicking here and then clicking the download button. Walk in appointments will be accepted on the day of the clinic, while supplies last.
Westside MB Church is at 909 4th Street, Decatur, AL.
U.S. health advisers endorsed use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12 on Wednesday — just as planned new guidelines say it's OK for people of any age to get a coronavirus shot at the same time as other needed vaccinations.
The shots will let kids safely attend camps this summer and help assure a more normal return to classrooms next school year, concluded advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pfizer's vaccine has been used for months in people 16 and older, and earlier this week the Food and Drug Administration cleared its use for those as young as age 12. But before rolling it out to the younger kids, much of the nation was awaiting recommendations from CDC's advisers — and the panel concluded the same dose adults use is safe and strongly protective in those 12 to 15 years old, too.
The CDC rapidly accepted its advisers' recommendation.
A key question: Is it OK to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the same doctor’s visit as people receive some routine vaccinations? That's an urgent back-to-school concern especially for the 12- to 15-year-olds, who have missed out on regularly scheduled vaccines during the pandemic — but it's an issue for adults, too.
The CDC until now has recommended not getting other vaccinations within two weeks of a COVID-19 shot, mostly as a precaution so that safety monitors could spot if any unexpected side effects cropped up.