AMESBURY — The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative is pleased to announce that it will host three community COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11 throughout November.
Monday, Nov. 15, 22 and 29, from 4 to 8 p.m.
West Newbury Town Office Building Annex, 381 Main St.
Parking is available in the front and rear of the building. Those attending should enter through door B-3
Clinics are open to children ages 5-11 only. Parents or guardians wishing to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19 may sign up here.
Clinics will administer first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which has been authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration for those ages 5 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose regimen, with three weeks between first and second doses.
Vaccines are free. Insurance is not required. Attendees will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distance, in accordance with current Massachusetts guidelines regarding clinics.
Second dose clinics are expected to be held on Monday, Dec. 6, 13 and 20.
“By offering vaccinations to the youngest members of our community, we are reinvigorating the Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative, which previously concluded operations in June,” West Newbury Health Agent Paul Sevigny said. “We are thrilled to offer a simple, easy and convenient way for those ages 5 to 11 to get vaccinated and stay protected against COVID-19.”
To learn more about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, please click here.
Anyone age 12 or older wishing to get vaccinated should use the state’s Vaxfinder site here. The clinic is unable to offer the vaccine to individuals ages twelve and older because the dosage administered to that group differs from dosage for children ages 5 to 11.
The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative comprises Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury. Collaborative staff has administered nearly 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to area residents to date.
JGPR is providing communications services to this effort on a pro bono basis.