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A young child receives a Moderna Covid-19 6 months to 5 years vaccination at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, Massachusetts on June 21, 2022. The temple was one of the first sites in the state to offer vaccinations to anyone in the public. - US health authorities on Saturday cleared the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger, in a move President Joe Biden greeted as a "monumental step" in the fight against the virus. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Now that the CDC has approved COVID-19 vaccines for younger children, Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) will offer free vaccines at two immunization clinic locations. Starting, Thursday, June 23, children 6 months of age and older can get COVID shots at Mecklenburg County’s Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Road, and Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Road.

No appointment is required. Residents can get children’s COVID shots on a walk-in basis during the regular business hours below:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.– 4:30 p.m (CLOSED FOR LUNCH 12–1 p.m.)
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. (CLOSED FOR LUNCH 2–3 p.m.)

MCPH will also offer is a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday, June 25 at the NorthwestHealth Department (2845 Beatties Ford d., Charlotte) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Appointments can be made online in advance or residents can walk in.

COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 are also available through local provider locations, pharmacies, and community clinics and events. To find a vaccine close to you or request mobile vaccination services, visit MeckNC.gov/COVID-19.

Healthcare professionals say the best protection against COVID-19 is prevention. Make sure you and your family are up to date on vaccines and boosters.That means everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, and everyone 5 years old and up should have a booster vaccine when eligible. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free regardless of insurance or immigration status.

For more information about Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19, vaccines, testing, treatment, and resources, visit mecknc.gov/COVID-19.