FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2021
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
(626) 945-5169, firstname.lastname@example.org
PASADENA PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT BEGINS
VACCINATING CHILDREN AGE 12-15 AGAINST COVID-19
WHAT: Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is hosting its first vaccine clinic for individuals age 12 and over in partnership with the First Baptist Church of Pasadena. At least 60 youth are expected to be vaccinated at this clinic.
PPHD will be administering the Pfizer vaccine, which was endorsed this week for use in adolescents age 12 to 15 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Parents were invited to reserve appointments for their children through the state vaccination website at myturn.ca.gov. A parent or guardian must accompany children to their appointments.
WHEN: Friday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dr. Goh will be there from 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.WHERE: First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo Ave.
WHO: Pasadena Public Health Department Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh will be available to take questions from the media along with Pastor Gretchen Saalbach, First Baptist Church Pasadena
Lisa Derderian, City of Pasadena Public Information Officer
Adrienne Kung, PPHD Program Coordinator
As of May 12, 2021, 62% of Pasadena residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 80% have received at least one dose.