June 22, 2022 - DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Everyone Age 6 Months and Older
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age as well as the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age. This means that everyone 6 months and older is now eligible to receive vaccination against COVID-19. Both the Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) and Brown County Public Health support the recommendation that children ages 6 months through 5 years should be vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines remain available to all Wisconsinites at no cost regardless of immigration or health insurance status. Parents and guardians can schedule an appointment for the vaccine using a variety of options, including with their health care provider, at community-based vaccination clinics, local and tribal health departments, or pharmacies. Vaccination sites across Wisconsin may choose to provide vaccines to specific age groups. Parents and guardians are encouraged to check with their local health clinics or visit www.vaccines.gov to find vaccination sites for specific age groups.
DHS Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Everyone Age 6 Months and Older | Wisconsin Department of Health Services