Children 5 years and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Bourbon County Health Department will be holding vaccination clinics at the Bourbon County Middle School and Paris High School. The clinic at Bourbon Middle is offered on Thursday, November 18 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the school. The one at Paris will be held on Tuesday, November 23 from 4-6:30 in the high school cafeteria.
The FDA has given emergency authorization to Pfizer for vaccination of children 5 years of age and older. Vaccines will be available to adults also. All three vaccines will be available. The Health Department is the only place in Bourbon County that offers all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson &
Johnson). Pfizer is the only emergency approved vaccine for children.
•Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
•COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect everyone ages 5 years and older against severe disease and death from the virus that causes COVID-19, including known variants currently circulating (e.g., Delta variant).
•People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that you did before the pandemic. However, people should wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask maximizes protection against COVID-19 infection and reduces the chances of spreading it to others.
•As with other routine vaccines, side effects may occur after vaccination. These are normal and should go away within a few days.
Should you need a boost dose, or an initial dose of COVID 19 vaccine, this is a good opportunity to receive one. Please use the QR code to register.
For questions you can call the Bourbon County Health Department – 859-987-1915