All ages COVID vaccines are available on Saturday, March, February 18th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Elementary School Cafeteria.1 and 2 dose pediatric (6mo to 5 year) will be offered alongside other boosters.
- If you are over 12 and are more than 2 months from any COVID vaccine dose, you are now eligible for a bivalent booster.
- If you are over 12, don’t have your primary series, get two doses of an mRNA vaccine as soon as you can.
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COVID-19 Vaccine History
On December 10, 2020, the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) held an advisory committee meeting to discuss authorization of the vaccine. An independent panel voted 17-4 in support of the FDA approving the vaccine. On the same day, Saudi Arabia approved the vaccine, becoming the 4th country to do so. On December 11, 2020, the United States officially became the 5th country to approve use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and under the United States agreement with Pfizer, Pfizer agreed to an initial distribution of 2.9 million doses on an immediate basis and 100 million doses through March 2021, with the United States providing the vaccine free to the public.
On December 17, 2020 at 7:00 am, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Emergency Department Physician Assistant Maria Carey became the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.