Prisma Health begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Prisma Health began offering the two-dose Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 15-year-olds Thursday.

“We’re thrilled to have an effective and safe vaccine available for children in this age group and urge families to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Rick Scott, co-chair of Prisma Health’s vaccine task force. “Vaccines are readily available at all of our vaccination sites. This shot in the arm is our best shot at helping our area return to more normalized conditions as we go into summer – and if their parents haven’t had theirs … we’ll take care of them, too.”

Prisma Health said parents can schedule their child’s appointment through MyChart . If the child does not have an account, parents are encouraged to create an account for their child or call 833-2PRISMA .

Parents and guardians should bring a signed consent form when they bring their child for vaccination, Prisma Health officials said. The form is available in English and  Spanish by clicking here.

Prisma Health has given approximately 400,000 vaccines for COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations at Prisma Health, visit PrismaHealth.org/Vaccine.

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