THIS WEEK: Want To Travel? Get Vaccinated!
Last night the California Department of Public Health approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds. Additionally, this week we want to remind you of one more reason why you should get vaccinated: to travel. We all want to get back to traveling and exploring the world, but the CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated. Also, don't miss the opportunity to register for CBHN Health Equity Forum May 21 with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, NIH researcher who oversaw the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Lastly, don't forget to join the vaccine club.
County Now Offering Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine to 12- to 15-Year-Olds
The California Department of Public Health last night approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in that age group and the County’s vaccine sites are prepared to start vaccinating children in this new age group today.
Parental consent is required prior to vaccination for anyone under the age of 18. In addition to parental consent, minors will have to show photo ID and proof of age, or have the parent, guardian or caregiver who accompanies the minor to the appointment verify their age and identity.
Additional information about scheduling appointments and what types of documentation youths will need to get vaccinated is available at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
One More Reason to Get Vaccinated: To Travel
CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people.
Updated Information for Travelers
- Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
- People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can travel safely within the United States:
- Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it
- Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine
- Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely including:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitize
Black Health Equity Forum featuring Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett
Join the California Black Health Network for a virtual conversation on May 21st at 1:00 p.m PST with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the NIH researcher who oversaw the development of the COVID-19 and Dr. Noha Aboelata, a champion for improving the health of marginalized communities. Learn about the “real story” of the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and get all your burning questions answered about vaccine efficacy, safety, and confidence for the Black community.
Don't Hesitate! Join the Vaccine Club
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County Now Offering Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine to 12 to 15-Year-Olds
San Diegans ages 12-15 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.