Select Stop & Shop pharmacies now giving Pfizer vaccines to children ages 5-11

QUINCY, Mass. (WLNE) – Select Stop & Shop pharmacies across the Northeast are now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization and Authorization and new guidance from the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for this population. Children who receive the vaccine will get a special Marty the robot sticker and coloring activity to help keep them occupied during the 15-minute waiting period. Currently, booster shots are now available at all of the grocer’s 234 pharmacies for individuals over the age of 18.

Those looking to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for their children can visit www.stopandshop.com/covid-vaccine to verify that the pediatric Pfizer vaccine is available at their local Stop & Shop pharmacy. Although walk-ins are also accepted for both booster and pediatric Pfizer vaccinations, availability will be determined by store supply levels and booking an appointment ahead of time which is highly recommended to allow for a contactless experience. All patients under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or authorized representative to be vaccinated.

All COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at no out-of-pocket cost.

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