Child with face mask getting vaccinated

Children 5-11 years old may now obtain the COVID-19 vaccination at the UNC Asheville shot and booster clinic. No appointment is required, and all children must be accompanied by a guardian.

UNC Asheville’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic at the Reuter Center, 1 Campus View Road, is offering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5-11 in partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Per current CDC recommendations, children 5 years and older can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19.

Children 5 through 11 years old will receive a separate vaccine formulation denoted with an orange cap of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine that has one-third the dose given to adolescents and adults, and will receive the vaccine with a smaller needle. An overview of the description of the differences in the adult/adolescent formulation and pediatric formulation is available at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/children.html#covid19-vax-recommendations.

Children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old, other unvaccinated children 5 years or older and adults should continue to wear a mask in public spaces and around people they don’t live with.

No appointment is needed to participate in either the booster or vaccine clinic.

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic on the university’s campus continues to offer all three COVID-19 booster shots (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) for those who are eligible, in addition to all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) for those seeking their first or second vaccine dose.

Due to demand, additional dates have been added to the clinic schedule into December.

The clinic operates during weekends at the UNC Asheville Reuter Center, unless otherwise indicated, as follows:

NOVEMBER

  • Friday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-through clinic in the UNC Asheville parking lot on Edgewood Road, P34 (next to Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church).
  • Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-through clinic in the UNC Asheville parking lot on Edgewood Road. P34
  • Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lipinsky Auditorium on campus.
  • Friday, Nov. 19, 1-8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • No clinic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26, 27, 28.

DECEMBER

  • Friday, Dec. 3, 1-8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-through clinic in the UNC Asheville parking lot on Edgewood Road. P34.

Future weekend dates and hours of operation will be announced in advance.

Adults and the Vaccine

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for individuals who received any of the vaccines.

For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

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