Safeway, Albertsons pharmacies now offering COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 and older

Us Advisers Endorse Pfizer Covid Shot For Kids 12 And Up
Robert F. Bukaty

Jacob Conary, 15, listens to advice from a medical assistant after receiving his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccination, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Auburn, Maine. Vaccination clinics in Maine recently opened up to 12 to 15-year-olds.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Children ages 12 and older can now get a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at any Safeway or Albertsons pharmacy across Washington. 

The Centers for Disease Control approved the two-dose vaccine for children on Wednesday, and the Washington State Department of Health and Western States review group quickly did the same. 

In March, Pfizer announced its vaccine trial found to be safe and 100 percent effective for kids as young as 12. The company reported the vaccine produced an antibody response in children that exceeded those in earlier trials of older teens and young adults. 

If you would like to get your child vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment online at www.mhealthcheckin.com. A second appointment will be scheduled at the time of the first dose. 

Walk-in options are also available for children 12-16 years old who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. If for any reason the vaccination cannot be given at that time, the pharmacist will schedule an appointment or work with the patient and direct them to a location that is administering the Pfizer vaccine. 

All patients who receive their vaccine at a Safeway or Albertsons pharmacy will receive a coupon for 10 percent off their groceries at each appointment. 

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