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Published on May 13, 2021

Cone Health Begins Vaccinating 12- to 15-Year-Olds Friday

People can schedule their children this afternoon at conehealth.com/vaccine.

teenager getting a vaccineCone Health will begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 Friday, May 14. Children’s vaccinations are only available at sites using the Pfizer vaccine. 

Free appointments can be made starting Thursday at 4 p.m. at conehealth.com/vaccine or by calling 336-890-1188 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Appointments are preferred, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds will be available at these main Cone Health vaccination sites:

  • Burlington - Behind JR Cigar Outlet, 2401 Eric Lane
  • Greensboro - Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. 

Cone Health is also hosting vaccine clinics at area high schools. Dates and locations of our clinics at high schools are listed in our calendar of community vaccine clinics available here.  Pediatric clinicians will be at sites where Cone Health offers vaccination for those ages 12 to 15. 

“We strongly encourage 12- to 15-year-olds to be vaccinated, not only for their own health, but also for the lifesaving impact vaccination can have on those around them who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19,” says Dr. Michael Cinoman, executive medical director of pediatric services at Cone Health. “Thorough clinical trials have shown the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for this age group.” 

Following state law and guidance, Cone Health will not require parental or guardian consent for vaccination of those 12 to 15 years old at its vaccine clinics although the presence of a parent or guardian is encouraged. Cone Health will honor school system policies requiring parental/guardian consent for vaccination of school students at high school sites. 

Cone Health’s frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination for those age 12 to 15 is available here.