We’re running out of time to make sure families can enjoy the holidays together and safely. The FDA recently approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech (requiring two doses, three weeks apart) for children between the ages of 5 and 11. This means that November 20 is the last day for this group to get their shot in order to be fully vaccinated before Christmas — protecting themselves and their families.
Food chain workers, who produce and process our favorite holiday dishes, are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 infections. Community-based organizations Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM), UFCW Local 27, Rebirth Inc, Migrant Clinicians Network, The Farmworkers Support Committee (CATA) and Legal Aid Justice Center launched a campaign that seeks to combat misinformation and promote full access to health for frontline workers in agriculture and seafood, poultry and meat processing. This campaign includes outreach to workers through holiday-themed, family-oriented vaccine confidence social media messages, opportunities for the whole family to get involved in vaccination events and local media outreach to amplify vaccination goals and opportunities.
COVID-19 vaccines are completely free, regardless of immigration status. No form of identification is required to get a vaccine.
To find a vaccine, we encourage families to visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations.