Sunbury, Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets has issued an update on its in-store pharmacy immunization timetable for the Pfizer-BioNTech children’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was approved Nov. 2 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We’ve placed a large order for the new Pfizer-BioNTech children’s vaccine and hope to begin immunizing on Friday in some of our pharmacies,” said Rick Seipp, Weis Markets’ VP of pharmacy. “By Nov. 10, we plan to offer the children’s doses in all 132 of our in-store pharmacies.”
See below for list of Weis Markets Pharmacy locations that will be offering the children’s vaccine starting Nov. 5.
Children ages 5 to 11 will be given two 10-microgram doses or one-third the amount given to individuals 12 and older. According to the manufacturer, the vaccine was shown to be safe and more than 90 percent effective in its trials for children in this age group.
With the CDC’s approval, children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Immunizations are by appointment. Parents can make appointments for their children at weismarkets.com.
The following Weis Markets’ pharmacies plans to offer the children’s Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine beginning Friday, November 5.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 197 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York West Virginia and Virginia.