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COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Children Ages 5–11 Years through Cumberland County Department of Public Health

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is authorized to administer the Pfizer vaccination for children ages 5-11 and will begin offering shots Nov. 6 at various locations around Cumberland County.

 

Vaccination clinics for youth 5-11 years old will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, and Cliffdale Regional Branch Library, 6882 Cliffdale Road.

 

The Health Department is also hosting an evening clinic on Nov. 9 at the Health Center, 1235 Ramsey St., from 5-7 p.m. for anyone ages 5 and older. Pfizer, Moderna and the J&J vaccines will be available.

 

“We are excited to start offering vaccines to the 5 to 11-year-old population who make up nearly 17% of Cumberland County’s population,” said Dr. Jennifer Green, Cumberland County Public Health Director. “We will have many locations throughout the county where you can go for the shot. We want to get as many people vaccinated as possible ahead of the holiday season!”

 

The Public Health Department’s vaccination outreach calendar is available at cumberlandcountync.gov/covid19/vaccination/vaccination-clinic-calendar.

 

Parental Consent

Parents are strongly encouraged to make an appointment for their child to receive a COVID-19 vaccination; however, walk-ins will be accepted at the clinics.

Children ages 5-11 will need a parent or guardian to consent for the immunization. Please visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/covid-19-vaccines-children-ages-5-11 for more information about this age group.

Minors ages 12-15 years old will require parental consent as the Pfizer vaccine is still under an Emergency Use Authorization. This applies to first, second and booster doses, as well as immunocompromised minors getting a third dose.

Minors ages 16 and 17 may consent for themselves to receive a first or second dose of Pfizer if they have decisional capacity. Pfizer has full FDA approval for individuals ages 16 years and older.

 

Testing Information

If you need tested before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Health Department can provide free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits. Pick up a kit at the Health Department Monday-Friday with no appointment required. There is a limit of two kits per person. For more information visit our website.

 

Vaccine Clinic Information

All individuals (age 5 and up) may schedule appointments on the County’s COVID-19 vaccine page at cumberlandcountync.gov/covid19/vaccination. An online application form allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time. If eligible, you can choose the first, second, or third dose of the vaccine. Second doses are automatically scheduled after the first dose is received. Individuals may attend a “second dose clinic” to receive their first or third dose. Vaccinations are free and no ID is required.

Call (910) 678-7657 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals who need transportation to and from the vaccination site can call 910-678-7619 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance.

Find your spot at myspot.nc.gov/ or search at vaccines.gov/search/ to find a location near you to become fully vaccinated.

 

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics:

 

Appointment for Health Dept. locations can be scheduled at cumberlandcountync.gov/covid19/vaccination.

  • Cumberland County Health Department, 1235 Ramsey Street, 3rd floor auditorium
  • Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J
  • Appointments strongly encouraged, walk-ins may attend
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday
  • Local Health Department Late Night Clinic, 1235 Ramsey Street
  • Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J
  • Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend
  • 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 9
  • Department of Social Services, 1240 Ramsey Street, 1st floor, Fayetteville, NC
  • Pfizer
  • Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 12

 

Library Vaccination Clinics:

 

Appointments for library locations can be scheduled at myoptumserve.com/covid19 or call 877-505-6723.

Hope Mills Library, 3411 Golfview Road, Hope Mills

Pfizer and Moderna

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk-ins may attend

3 – 6 p.m.

Nov. 8-10; Nov. 12-13

East Regional Library, 4809 Clinton Road, Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer and Moderna

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 6 p.m.

Nov. 8-10; Nov. 12-13

Spring Lake Library, 101 Laketree Blvd., Spring Lake, NC

Pfizer and Moderna

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 6 p.m.

Nov. 15-19

West Branch Library, 7469 Century Circle, Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer and Moderna

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 6 p.m.

Nov. 15-19

 

Parks and Recreation Clinics:

Appointments for locations below can be scheduled at cumberlandcountync.gov/covid19/vaccination.

Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 8

Westover Recreation Center, 267 Bonanza Dr., Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 10

Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6404 Cliffdale Dr., Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 15

Eastover Recreation Center, 3637 Pembroke Lane, Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 16

Pine Forest Recreation Center, 6901 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 17

Stoney Point Recreation Center, 7411 Rockfish Rd., Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer,

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 18

Kiwanis, 352 Devers St., Fayetteville, NC

Pfizer

Appointments strongly encouraged, walk ins may attend

3 – 7 p.m.

Nov. 19

 

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health was required to wait for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC Director’s recommendation on a dose prior to administration. The FDA’s Advisory Committee met Oct. 26 and on Oct. 29, the FDA issued the emergency use authorization to Pfizer for ages 5-11 years. Following that, the CDC ACIP met Nov. 2-3 to make a final recommendation for ages 5-11 years.