East Valley Issues Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine being administered to children ages 12 - 15.

Updated: May 24

Tuesday, May 10, 2021

(WEST COVINA, CA) – On May 12th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. Having a vaccine authorized for a younger population is a critical step in continuing to lessen the immense public health burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

East Valley’s vaccination Point of Distribution (POD) sites will receive and begin administering the Pfizer vaccine, in addition to the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, within the next couple weeks. We encourage our communities to Get Vaccinated and schedule your appointments by visiting www.evchc.org/covid19vaccine.

Link to FDA Media Release: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-emergency-use

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About East Valley Community Health Center

East Valley Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive services including family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, dental, vision, and behavioral health to the East San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Communities. The health center’s mission is to provide access to excellent health care while engaging and empowering our patients, employees, and partners to improve their well-being and health.

For more information, contact Claudia Rodríguez Soto, Director of Communications and Development, on her mobile: (626) 774-4118. You can also email her at the following: marketing@evchc.org

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