Thursday, June 30 at CURE Arena
Mercer County’s Division of Public Health will offer COVID-19 vaccines to children 6 months to 5 years at a special vaccination clinic on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, announced Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends vaccinating all children in the age group with one of two separate COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.
“Parents of very young children have expressed their concern about potentially exposing their unvaccinated baby or toddler to the virus in congregate settings such as daycare centers and social gatherings,” Mr. Hughes said. “For parents who have anxiously waited, we are pleased to now be able to offer these FDA-approved vaccines at our county-run clinic.”
Changes have been made to our vaccination site to accommodate young children, infants, parents and guardians to make sure they are comfortable. Young children and their parents are used to getting vaccines at their pediatrician’s office, so the Division of Public Health is striving to make the experience as comfortable as possible by offering to the little ones teddy bears and backpacks, and for creating privacy areas for nursing mothers.
Parents may choose which vaccine they would like. The vaccine made by Moderna for 6-month-olds to 5-year-olds is a two-dose series, given four weeks apart. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 6-month-olds to 4-year-olds is a three-dose series. The first two shots are given three weeks apart, and the third one eight weeks after the second shot.
Enter at Gate A at CURE Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ