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First District offers COVID vaccine to 12 and older

First District Health Unit announced it has COVID-19 vaccine available for everyone 12 and older by appointment. A link to the on-line appointment scheduler and phone numbers for all First District locations can be found on the website at www.fdhu.org.

When scheduling appointments for COVID vaccination, parents should ensure that the vaccine to be given is Pfizer, which is the only brand authorized for anyone under 18 years of age. Two doses of the vaccine are required, at least 21 days apart. Like adults, teens and adolescents are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose.

Most children with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms, but some children can get severely ill from COVID-19.

According to current CDC recommendations, fully vaccinated people who are exposed to a positive case no longer need to quarantine if they are symptom-free. Students who are vaccinated will be able to continue to participate in summer activities, even if they are exposed to an active case of COVID-19.

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