Protect your teen with vaccines for COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases.
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) recommends that high school-aged students get a COVID-19 vaccine before this school year ends. Due to the timeline for COVID-19 doses, there is a two month period when a person cannot receive any other vaccines. This is important to keep in mind so that high school students have enough time to get back to school vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine before returning this fall.
“As a parent, I know that August is a busy month for families and students,” said Health Commissioner, Dave Covell, MPH, RS at LCPH. “Getting the COVID-19 vaccine now will help students and their families to safely enjoy traditions including prom, graduation, and summer vacations. And they’ll have plenty of time to get additional vaccines needed for school.”
Dose spacing guidelines are important to keep in mind when scheduling an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.
- No other vaccine can be received 2 weeks before dose #1 of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- No other vaccine can be received during the time between dose #1 and dose #2 for Pfizer and Moderna.
- Individuals must wait 2 weeks after receiving the last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before receiving any other type of vaccine. This means that two weeks after you have received your second dose of the Modera or Pfizer vaccine or your one dose of Johnson and Johnson, you can get your back-to-school vaccine.
According to federal guidelines, as of April 15, 2021,
- Moderna is available to people ages 18+
- Pfizer is available to people ages 16+
Visit LorainCountyHealth.com/signup or call 2-1-1 to find a vaccine appointment near you.