COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available for children ages 5 and up

February 25, 2022

The Institute is currently offering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 17. Getting your child vaccinated helps protect your child, your family and your community from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines also help keep children in school and able to participate in community life.

Why children and teens should get vaccinated against COVID-19

Children are as likely to be infected with COVID-19 as adults and can:

  • Spread COVID-19 to others, including at home and school
  • In some cases, get very sick from COVID-19
  • Have both short and long-term health complications from COVID-19

Your child getting the COVID-19 vaccine protects your child, your family and your community.

All children ages 5-17 should get vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC also recommends that children 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster at least 5 months after getting their second dose of vaccine. The CDC also recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised 5–11-year-olds receive a third dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children, visit: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC

Ready for your child to get their COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine is available at some of our health centers. If your child is an Institute patient, call (844) 434-2778 (or 844-IFH-APPT) to schedule your child’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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