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Posted on: June 22, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines now available for children ages 6 months and older

Vaccine Shot Update

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Children as young as six months can receive pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine immediately following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Currently, Pfizer’s three-dose pediatric vaccine is available at the Carteret County Health Department. Pfizer vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years are administered in a three-dose primary series. The first two doses are administered three weeks apart, followed by a third dose administered eight weeks after the second dose.

Many area providers and pharmacies are providing vaccines to those under 5 years old. Due to current regulations, children under 3 years are not able to be vaccinated by a pharmacist. Parents and guardians of children who do not have an established medical provider can visit to search for a nearby vaccine provider.

The health department is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to those who are eligible. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (252) 728-8550, option 2.

For more information about vaccines, boosters or any other COVID-19 related questions, call the health department at (252) 728-8550 or visit


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