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Madison County begins vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds

Madison County Health Department began vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds this week at COVID-19 clinics around the area.

The change comes following the FDA’s approval on Monday of Pfizer’s EUA expansion request and ACIP’s acceptance yesterday. Therefore, public health can now expand eligibility for vaccinations to 12-15 year olds. Minors (12-17 years old) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minors do not need an ID or birth certificate; however, the parent or guardian will be asked to show their ID.

The COVID-19 Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are only approved for those who are 18 and older.

MCHD is hosting clinics in multiple locations over the coming weeks, many of which will have the Pfizer vaccine available for anyone who is 12 or older.  Appointments are preferred to help with planning but walk-ins are welcome.

A limited amount of Moderna vaccine is available for 2nd doses only by appointment only at the Madison County Health Department.  Call (618) 692-8954 ext. 2 if needing the final dose of Moderna.

Upcoming vaccination clinics in Madison County. Pfizer at all clinics unless otherwise noted.

  • Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville – May 16, 17, 18, 20 from 8 a.m. to 4  p.m.
  • Rox-Arena, Roxana – May 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson)
  • SIUE Student Fitness Center, Edwardsville – May 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Long Elementary School, Madison – May 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Gordon Moore Park, Munsterman Building, Alton- May 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • VFW Post 2859, Wood River – May 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Granite City Township Building, Granite City – May 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson)

To schedule an appointment, click the green appointment link at

If someone needs assistance scheduling their appointment, call (618) 692-8954 ext. 2 on Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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