Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and teens ages 5-17 receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination and booster appointments are available at a number of pediatric primary clinics throughout the region. Children and teens ages 5-17 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What You Need to Know about Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination and Boosters

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adolescents ages 5-17 receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for children ages 5-17, at this time.
  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is a smaller dose.
  • The vaccine is a two-dose primary series that is given three weeks apart.
  • Children and teens ages 12-17 should get a Pfizer booster dose 5 months after their primary series.
  • Children ages 5+ who are moderately or severely immune compromised should get an additional primary dose.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a meal before getting a vaccine.
  • Masks are required and must cover the mouth and nose.
  • Plan to stay for 15 minutes after vaccination per CDC guidelines. Children and teens are encouraged to bring items to keep busy during this time.