Health Care District to Offer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Young Children
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is now scheduling pediatric patient visits beginning on Tuesday, June 28th with a C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ pediatrician in order to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children five months through six years of age. Based on availability, these appointments would be for established pediatric patients or children who wish to become clinic patients at the Lantana, West Palm Beach and Belle Glade clinic sites. A parent or guardian must be present for the appointment.
Per vaccine manufacturer guidelines, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses one month apart with the exception of a third dose for children who have been determined to have certain kinds of immunocompromise. This week the Health Care District’s clinics, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers, received a shipment of 1,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses for young children from the federal government. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized this vaccine and recommends that all children, including children who have already had COVID-19, get vaccinated.
To make an appointment or learn more about our primary care, dental care, women’s health or behavioral health services, call 561-642-1000 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About the Health Care District
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides primary medical care and dental services for adults and children at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a coordinated and lifesaving Trauma System that includes two FAA-certified Trauma Hawk air ambulances, registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, short and long-term skilled nursing at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riviera Beach, and acute care at its teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves the rural Glades’ communities.
About the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS25684 for Health Center Cluster in the award amount of $7,278,563. Of the total project, 83% is financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics were granted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deeming status effective January 1, 2022.