Navicent offers COVID-19 vaccines for kids 6 months old and up. Here’s how to schedule

Jason Vorhees/jvorhees@macon.com
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Atrium Health Navicent started offering COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months or older Tuesday, according to a press release.

Vaccines for COVID-19 were previously only available for children 5 years or older. The announcement from Navicent comes after the CDC approved vaccines for younger children in June.

“We are very excited that we have the COVID-19 vaccine available for children aged 6 months up through 4 years of age,” said Dr. Yameika Head, director of Clinical Practice – Pediatrics for Navicent. “Vaccination is the best tool we have to protect our children from serious illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19.”

Physicians and representatives from Navicent encourage both children and adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“This disease has not gone away. Children have suffered from COVID-19 complications... and some have died,” Head said. “We must do all we can to protect our children, including the most vulnerable babies and toddlers.”

Parents can schedule appointments with Navicent for their child’s COVID-19 vaccines online.