05/12/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/12/2021 19:54
No appointment needed at Parkland vaccine sites
Beginning May 13, Parkland Health & Hospital System will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children between 12 and 15-year-old. Individuals over the age of 12 can receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine without an appointment at the following locations:
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian authorized to consent for the minor.
Those over the age of 14 have the option to create a MyChart account if they would prefer to schedule an appointment at one of the vaccine sites. Those needing help with their MyChart accounts can call 214-590-7000 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday. Individuals will need to bring a valid ID and minors must be accompanied by an adult who has permission to consent for the minor.
'We highly recommend parents get their kids vaccinated as soon as possible,' said Parkland pediatrician Cesar Termulo, MD. 'This is a very important step toward ending the spread of COVID-19. By vaccinating our children we're not only protecting them but we're also protecting their parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and their classmates.'
To make it more convenient for Dallas County residents, Parkland is bringing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Dallas County neighborhoods. A mobile COVID-19 vaccination event will be held on Saturday, May 15 in Northwest Dallas. Those over the age of 12 can receive their first dose of the vaccine without an appointment between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at David G. Burnet Elementary School, 3200 Kinkaid Dr., Dallas, 75220. Parkland will return to the site at the same time on Saturday, June 5 to administer the second dose.