COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5-11 are HERE! We are so happy to announce that this week, the County of Santa Clara has begun vaccinating this newly eligible population. This marks a historic point in the COVID-19 pandemic.
As County Supervisor Cindy Chavez recently noted, "We cannot forget that there are children now, who are in the second grade, who have never experienced a normal school year." COVID-19 vaccination is our ticket to safely give these children back the experiences, growth, and opportunities they so deserve.
Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5-11 are smaller doses and specially formulated. Under federal guidelines vaccine supplies designated for older patients cannot be used for this younger age group.