Beginning April 5, all individuals 18 and older will be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine. Sixteen and 17-year-olds will also become eligible Monday, but can only receive the Pfizer vaccine according to FDA guidelines.
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The state is continuing to follow all FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations guidance when administering the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals under 18.
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Anyone under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. The form is available here.
All state-supported vaccination sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine will administer the vaccine to individuals under the age of 18 who are accompanied by a guardian and have the completed COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form.