COVID Vaccine Clinics for Students 5 – 11
The Center for Disease Control formally recommended the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to11-year-olds and the vaccine is expected to be available in Washington State later this week. For those of you wishing to have your child vaccinated, there will be a variety of accessible options including your regular doctor’s office or clinic, your local pharmacy, as well as community vaccination sites, and community clinics. Seattle Public Schools has outlined some more specifics.
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Data Supporting Need for a Booster Shot
According to the Centers for Disease Control: Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus may decrease over time and be less able to protect against the Delta variant. Although COVID-19 vaccination for adults aged 65 years and older remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data pdf icon[4.7 MB, 88 pages] suggest vaccination is less effective at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms. Emerging evidence also shows that among healthcare and other frontline workers, vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infections is decreasing over time. This lower effectiveness is likely due to the combination of decreasing protection as time passes since getting vaccinated (e.g., waning immunity) as well as the greater infectiousness of the Delta variant.
Data from a small clinical trial show that a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot increased the immune response in trial participants who finished their primary series 6 months earlier. With an increased immune response, people should have improved protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
Covid-19 Notice: APPOINTMENTS AND MASKS REQUIRED. There is no deferral form donation if you receive the COVID vaccine. See our COVID-19 safety measures for more information. SE REQUIEREN CITAS Y MASCARILLAS. Consulte nuestras medidas de seguridad COVID-19 para obtener más información.
We have continued to host vaccine clinics at both our Beacon Hill and Federal Way locations. In partnership with International Community Health Services, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Fire Department, CHI Franciscan Health (Virginia Mason), Adiós Covid, UW Medical Center, and Sea Mar we have given over 1200 vaccinations. We were excited to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Public Health – Seattle & King County, Director Patty Hayes, Health Officer Jeff Duchin.