Vaccine Information

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Coconino County COVID-19 Information Line: 928-679-7300

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

On Tuesday evening, November 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in approval of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine for children ages 5–11 years old, at a lower dosage. COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 12-17 were previously approved by the CDC.

CCHHS will begin administering the lower dosage Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5–17 beginning Friday, November 5. Click here for COVID-19 vaccination locations.

Several healthcare providers and pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Please contact them directly for the most current information. COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no cost.  

Influenza vaccinations are available by appointment by calling the CCHHS Clinic at 928-679-7222. Flu shots are also available at many healthcare providers and pharmacies.

Click here: CDC Recommends Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

Booster Dose Update:

Booster Doses Authorized for all Adults 18 and Older  
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in authorizing a single booster dose of the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA vaccines for all adults 18 years and older at least six months after completing their initial vaccine series. Last month, the CDC approved booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for all adults 18 years and older at least two months after their initial dose.

All adults 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may now receive a booster shot six months or more after their initial series, based on individual benefits and risks. The CDC says that all people 50 and older, as well as people 18 and older in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot. People under the age of 18 are not eligible to receive a booster shot.

New CDC guidance allows individuals to choose which type of vaccine booster they receive, allowing for mixing and matching of vaccines, subject to that vaccine’s timing and eligibility recommendations for booster doses. 

Pfizer and Moderna:
All adults 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may now receive a booster shot six months or more after their initial series, based on individual benefits and risks. The CDC says that all people 50 and older, as well as people 18 and older in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot. People under the age of 18 are not eligible to receive a booster shot.

Johnson & Johnson:
Booster doses are also recommended for individuals 18 years and older who receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months following their initial vaccination. People under the age of 18 are not eligible to receive a booster shot. 

Individuals who are moderate to severely immunocompromised, continue to be eligible for a third dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). To learn more about eligibility for a third dose, visit LINK

Those seeking a booster dose are asked to bring their COVID-19 vaccination card with them. COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Data

Benefits of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19

  • COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19 and are safe.
  • Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination will be a safer way to help build protection

  • COVID-19 illness can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
  • Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Watch a video on what an EUA is.
  • Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as natural immunity. But experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience illness.

COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic

  • The COVID-19 vaccine will lead to a future where we don't need to wear masks because there will be underlying immunity in case of exposure. That day is not here yet and will not be until we reach a certain threshold of immunization and achieve herd immunity, therefore, people should continue to mask and social distance.
  • The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
  • Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.

Facts about the Vaccine

  • Accurate vaccine information is vital. Learn the facts about it here.