Dr. Gail Schonfeld of East End Pediatrics will run a youth vaccine clinic this weekend in response to the federal government's May 10 announcement expanding emergency use athorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to include adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. Previously, children had to be 16 or over to receive shots.
The clinic will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 110 Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton (the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building). Children and teens in the updated age group — accompanied by parents or guardians — will be able to get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Follow-up appointments for second shots will automatically be scheduled three weeks out.
Additionally, East Hampton Town said Thursday that Dr. Schonfeld still needs adult volunteers to help run the clinic. Those who are interested and able to lend a hand should send an email to [email protected] as soon as possible.
Parents can pre-register each child for the vaccine at this website, but walk-ins will also be accomodated. People are asked to take some form of ID and their insurance cards, if they have insurance.
The Pfizer vaccine is also available seven days a week at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus, for which appointments can be scheduled on the state's "Am I Eligible" website. Walk-in appointments are also available at both sites. CVS pharmacies in East Hampton and Southampton were also scheduling appointments for people as young as 12.