General Public information:
If you or your child are at least 12 years old and if you are eligible, you can visit UMCElPaso.org to register 24/7 or call 915-975-8901
Monday – Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m.
Monday – Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m.
Walk-ins available from 10a.m. – 3p.m..
Pfizer-BioNTech announce positive top-line results of pivotal COVID-19 Study in Adolescents.
In participants 12-15 years old, BNT162b2 demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody responses, exceeding those reported in trial of vaccinated 16-25 year old participants in an earlier analysis, and was well tolerated.
The trial enrolled 2,260 adolescents 12 to 15 years of age in the United States. In the trial, 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group (n=1129) versus none in the vaccinated group (n=1131). Click here for more information – www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
Trial enrolled 2,260 adolescents 12 to 15 years of age in the United States. In the trial, 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group (n=1129) versus none in the vaccinated group (n=1131). Participants aged 12-15 years old, BNT162b2 demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody responses, exceeding those reported in trial of vaccinated 16-25 year old participants.
Signs of severe allergic reaction can include:
– difficulty breathing
– swelling of your face and throat
– a fast heartbeat
– a bad rash allow over your body
– dizziness and weakness
– severe allergic reactions
– non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives or swelling of the face
– injection site plan
– muscle pain
– joint pain
– injection site swelling
– injection site redness
– feeling unwell
– swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
– arm pain
Blood clots seen with Johnson and Johnson in 30-40 year olds, a small amount of cases was reviewed with the FDA and cleared.
Be sure to tell your vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
– have any allergies
– have a fever
– have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
– are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
– are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
– are breast-feeding
– have received another COVID-19 vaccine
– have ever fainted in association with an injection
You can’t get COVID-19 from the vaccine. Your child may exhibit side effects from the vaccine, like body aches, fatigue and headache. These side effects are because their body is doing what it’s supposed to, however, which is building immunity to fight off the virus. When side effects do occur, they typically only last one to two days
We don’t yet know how long antibodies will remain in the body to protect you from the virus and, because it is possible to get infected again, it’s important to get vaccinated. If you had COVID-19 and were treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you’ll need to wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Check with your physician about what treatment you received.
1. The vaccine will help lessen spread among teenagers, who are major spreaders of infection.
2. Vaccinating children will help reach herd immunity.
No, everything about the dosing is the same: two shots of the Pfizer vaccine for full vaccination – each scheduled about 21 days apart.
There’s been no official word yet, but preliminary clinical studies are already underway in younger children; and there are some signs that the vaccine might be available to them in the U.S. as early as this fall.
UMC/EPCH urge pre-registration for vaccination of youths 12 -15 using their website portal, www.UMCelpaso.org. Telephone lines are open Monday – Friday from 8a.m. – 5p.m. 915-975-8901. You may also bring your children as a walk-in Monday – Saturday from 10am. – 3p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum.
Yes, anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or legal guardian present.
Bring photo ID, such as one from school or the government, and a document verifying your child’s date of birth, such as a birth certificate or a medical visit summary with their name and date of birth.
There’s no need to bring your child’s vaccine records, as they will receive a card specific to the COVID-19 vaccine. It would be helpful if the teen or child wears a short-sleeved shirt, as the injection is administered into the arm.