The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is currently accepting appointments for those 12 and over with Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine, which was previously approved for ages 16 and up, has now been approved for adolescents age 12-15 by the FDA and CDC. According to a release, the vaccine was shown to be safe and 100% effective in adolescents 12-15.
Some common temporary reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines include a sore arm, fever, headache, or feeling tired and achy for a day or two.
Second dose appointments will be scheduled on-site after the vaccination. Parents or family members who aren’t yet vaccinated are encouraged to get vaccinated with their child.
Currently, Forsyth County Public Health has the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is for ages 18 and up, at all of its vaccination appointments while supplies last.
Public Health’s vaccination clinic will be open Thursday 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Public Health Department, 799 N. Highland Ave.
Appointments are available online or by calling 336-360-5260 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Walk-ups are welcome until an hour before closing.
Appointments and walk-ups are also available at the upcoming community vaccination event on Saturday, May 15, at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 2651 Buchanan Street, from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Appointments can be made here or by calling (336) 771-7000.