Ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. As Napa County vaccination service providers begin to provide COVID-19 vaccines for the 11,000 children ages 5-11 in Napa County, parents and caregivers may now enquire with their children’s doctor or family medicine provider about immunizations for children.
The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, with endorsement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approves the rollout.
“Vaccinating as much of our community as possible – including our children – is one of the most important ways to put this pandemic behind us,” said Dr. Karen Relucio, Napa County Public Health Officer and Deputy Director of the Health and Human Services Agency. “As the holiday season approaches, expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines means we can safely celebrate with extended family and friends – something that wasn’t a safe option last year.”
Aside from the mandatory masking and other preventive measures, like testing, the Napa County Office of Education also plans to host English and Spanish-language forums for parents to ask questions about pediatric COVID-19 vaccines from Napa County Public Health and local pediatricians during the week of November 15.
For an appointment, transportation to and from a vaccination site, or home-visit scheduling concerns, you may contact the Napa County Public Information line at 707-253-4540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org