Saturday, November 27

FHD offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11

The Fishers Health Department announced that the free pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is now available at the Fishers Mass Vaccination Clinic (12520 E. 116th Street, Fishers, IN 46037) after Tuesday’s CDC authorization. 

Parents who wish to schedule an appointment for their child to receive the vaccine can do so at ourshot.in.gov, by calling 2-1-1, or the Fishers COVID Hotline at 317-595-3211. Walk-in vaccinations are available, but appointments are highly encouraged. A parent or guardian must provide consent, and children under 16 must be accompanied to the vaccination appointment by an adult.

Pediatric vaccine supplies may be limited initially as shipments arrive on a staggered basis. Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment or call ahead to ensure that a site has vaccine available prior to visiting the location. 

At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only approved COVID-19 vaccine for ages five to 11 and is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms).

Fishers Mass Vaccination Site hours are: 

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: noon. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday: noon. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

* Walk-in availability ends 30 minutes before closing.

Along with offering COVID-19 vaccinations from all three approved manufacturers for adults ages 18 and older at the Mass Vaccination Clinic, the Fishers Health Department also offers booster shots for eligible individuals who meet the following requirements:

Received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as their initial series six or more months ago

Age 65 and older

Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings

Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions

Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings

Age 18 and older who received Johnson & Johnson two or more months ago 

CDC’s recommendations now allow eligible individuals to choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit fishers.in.us/Vaccine or call the Fishers COVID-19 Hotline at 317-595-3211.

About the Fishers Health Department

Created in April 2020, the Fishers Health Department exists to bring a high level of health and safety services to the residents of Fishers. The FHD serves its residents through COVID-19 Pandemic support, vital records, immunizations, environmental management, food safety and permitting, vector control, well and septic services, communicable disease management, and educational support. For more information, visit fishers.in.us/healthdept.

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