Local Booster Recommendations for Covid | Beaufort County Now | On May 20th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to the FDA, recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 to 11.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

    On May 20th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to the FDA, recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 to 11.

    The following are the most recent and approved recommendations:

  1. Children ages 5 through 11 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. (Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for this age group.)
  2. CDC strengthened its recommendation that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first.

    Beaufort County Health Department will begin offering booster shots for those 5 years and older, starting Thursday May 26 th . For all vaccine appointments, please call 252-946-1902 to schedule your appointment. Please bring your vaccine card with you to your appointment.

    For additional COVID vaccine availabilities, check with your doctor's office and local pharmacies as well.

    Thank you,

    James Madson, RN, MPH

    Health Director


   Contact: Beaufort County Health Department
   Phone: 252.946.1902
   Fax: 252.946.8430
   Email: BCHealth@bchd.net
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