On Saturday, June 18, Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are now eligible. All children over the age of six months, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated.
Vaccines are available locally for this age group via the state-run vaccine clinic being operated by Cataldo Ambulance at the Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus located at One Hospital Drive in Lowell. Cataldo will be adding more days in order to accommodate the increased demand.
Appointments can be made by visiting: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/lowellcataldo.
For more information about the approval of COVID-19 vaccine for children between ages 6 months and five years, please visit the CDC website.
This is an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19. We encourage all parents to consider vaccinating their young children to help protect their families.