Fort Hood medical center is now giving Pfizer vaccine to kids ages 5 to 11

FORT HOOD, Texas — Starting Monday, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center vaccine team will begin giving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries ages 5 to 11 years old.

They can only get the vaccine by appointment only at the CRDAMC, building 36065, Wratten Dr., and in Hematology Clinic 1 on the 2nd Floor, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parents can schedule a vaccine appointment online here or by calling the appointment line at 254-288-8888 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Beneficiaries should bring a valid DOD ID card to their scheduled appointment.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 emergency authorization to use in children ages 5 to15 years old and full approval to use in individuals ages 16 or older.

After two 10mg doses, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approximately 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in children age 5 to 11 and caused no unexpected safety issues, officials said.

Written by 6 News Digital (6News)

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