Tri-State Memorial Hospital Now Giving COVID-19 Vaccine to Youth 12 and Older
Tri-State Memorial Hospital began giving the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine to youth 12 and older beginning May 13, 2021, following a media release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Today, I adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12-through 15-year old adolescents,” stated in a CDC Director Statement released May 12, 2021. “CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away.”
At Tri-State Memorial Hospital, all youth 12 and older are welcome to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Guidelines for obtaining the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are as follows:
- The parent(s) and/or guardian(s) must accompany a minor for a COVID-19 vaccine.
- The parent(s) and/or guardian(s) must give consent for a minor to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Consent can be given verbally at the time of vaccine administration or over the phone.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital is still offering the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those 18 years and older. Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should call the Tri-State COVID-19 Hotline at 509.769.2215, Monday – Friday, from 7:00am – 5:00pm, or email COVIDHotline@tsmh.org.
If a Washington State resident already received a COVID-19 vaccine and would like to access their state records, please visit https://myirmobile.com/. If an Idaho resident already received a COVID-19 vaccine and would like to access their state records, please reach out to the Idaho Public Health Department.