Kids Can Now Be Vaccinated Locally; Plus More Opps for Qualified Adults

Those shots just keep on coming. After months of debate by scientists and health care experts across the country, it’s finally been decided that school aged kids can be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In anticipation of full approval of Pfizer vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and Western States working group – which occurred this past Tuesday – the City of Bainbridge Island, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department, and Bainbridge Prepares has scheduled clinics just for that age group for Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Commodore Options School lower gym.

The clinics are strictly for 5 to 11-year-olds “because they receive a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccination,” city officials pointed out.  Additional information on scheduling appointments will be posted on the City’s COVID-19 vaccine page and shared in a Nixle alert.

The second dose clinic for kids vaccinated on November 6 and 7 will be held in four weeks on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5. Appointments for second doses will be scheduled upon check-in at Commodore. Parents or Guardians must be present at the vaccination clinic. The only exception to this is for grandparents with written parental consent.

In addition, the two groups are planning their final Moderna and Pfizer booster clinic on Sunday, Nov. 14, also at the Commodore Options School lower gym. Appointments for that vaccination clinic will open on Monday, Nov. 8 at noon and will be posted on the TimeTap page at
The current guidance states that people are eligible for a booster if they are:
  • over 65,
  • over 50 with certain health conditions or
  • 18 and over and have an occupational risk.
If you meet this criteria, you may get your booster dose six months (second dose on or before April 30) after your second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination or two months (with initial dose on or before August 30) after your Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccination.  As of November 3, the partnership of the City, the Fire Department and Bainbridge Prepares has supported the administration of over 30,000 doses to eligible individuals from Kitsap and surrounding counties.
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