(Centreville, MD) WNAV — Queen Anne’s County opened two days of vaccine appointments for children aged 5 to 11, and every slot was quickly filled. County spokesperson Beth Malasky said the response was overwhelmingly more than expected, but the county will ramp up supply to make sure there are enough doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone that wants one.
Because children in that age group require a different vaccine, the county will order more to keep up with demand, but there is currently no shortage of vaccine availability. Clinics may be found at qachealth.org and qaccovid.org, and Queen Anne’s County social media pages will also alert the public when more doses become available through the county. Doses of the vaccine may still be available at some pharmacies. Malasky said she does not expect walk-in appointments for child vaccination to be an option any time soon based on current demand.
The appropriate Pfizer vaccine is proven effective at preventing COVID-19 and safe for administration to anyone ages 5 and up.