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    LEE COUNTY, NC – May 20, 2022 – The Lee County Health Department will be administering the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 booster vaccine for children between the ages of five and eleven years of age. 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. 

    In addition, the CDC has strengthened its recommendation that those 12 years of age and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first.

    All children ages 5 to 11 are recommended to receive a booster 5 months after their most recent dose, and the Moderna second booster vaccine to anyone who needs their vaccine. 

    COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being provided now at 106 Hillcrest Drive each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m.  If you need special assistance to receive your COVID-19 second booster vaccine, please inform the call center when you call to register for your appointment. 

    We continue to provide COVID-19 testing thru Optum Serve each Monday and Friday afternoon from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30am-12:30pm.  Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted.  A PCR and/or rapid test can be provided with this service.

    As a reminder, we continue to dispense N95 masks on the first floor of the Government Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  A maximum of three N95 masks will be provided per resident ages 12 and up.  If you have already picked up your masks, you may return to receive more.

    Heath Cain, Director of the LCHD said, “COVID-19 cases in Lee County are trending up over the last few weeks.  Staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines is important for you and your family and it is also the best way as we all work together to mitigate the virus.  Continue to practice the 3 W’s and be mindful that COVID-19 continues to be a highly transmissible virus and we must do all we can to protect the health and well-being of ourselves and our families.  The health department wants to aid in the protection of public health and the resources listed above help to inform and mitigate the spread of the virus.  The health department has a spot for your COVID-19 test, N95 mask and shot.”

    To register for an appointment or any other questions about our COVID-19 response, call the Lee County Health Department at (919) 842-5744; media questions may be directed to Hailey Hall with Lee County Government at (919) 718-4605 ext. 5521 or hhall@leecountync.gov.

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