Vaccines for kids aged 5-11

Dear Resident,

As you have probably seen, the FDA and CDC have given emergency use authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11. Beginning this week, limited doses will be available through County clinics and private providers, with more doses available each week. Doses are allocated to local governments and private providers by the State of Maryland, based on our State’s allocation from the federal government.

Here is a list of private providers who are administering the vaccine to this age group. For more information about the County’s plans and to sign up for an appointment at one of the County’s clinics, you can visit this website. Appointment sign-ups began last night, November 3. As more doses become available, the County will schedule more clinics, including school-based clinics in partnership with MCPS.

As we have throughout the pandemic, my council colleagues and I will be watching closely to ensure that limited doses are made available across the County as efficiently and equitablely as possible.

As we prepare to gather for the holidays, please stay safe and protect those around you by getting vaccinated!