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Pfizer vaccines available for kids at Ascension Pediatrics

Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Pediatrics in Panama City and Gulf Breeze are offering the...
Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Pediatrics in Panama City and Gulf Breeze are offering the Pfizer vaccine to kids at the centers.
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 12:08 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - COVID-19 vaccines are available for kids at area pediatric centers.

Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Pediatrics in Panama City and Gulf Breeze are offering the Pfizer vaccine to kids at the centers. At this time, Pfizer is the only vaccine that is currently approved by the FDA for emergency use in children 12 years of age and older.

“Now more than ever, is the best time to get your children vaccinated,” Dr. Jacqueline Garavito, a Pediatrician at Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Pediatrics at Panama City, said. “This approved vaccine is safe and effective. Everyone in our community plays a critical role in keeping us safe from this virus. The most effective way we can protect ourselves and each other right now is by getting vaccinated and encouraging our friends and family to do so also.”

Doctors say while no vaccine is 100 percent effective, the benefits of vaccinations outweigh identified risks or side effects.

Appointments are required for the vaccine. For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here or call 850-804-3870.

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