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COVID-19 Information

The US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for use of the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in children between the ages of 5-11. Research has shown that these new vaccines are both safe and effective. This is a new vaccine with a lower dose than what is given to teenagers and adults. Children ages 5-11 will receive a dose that is 1/3 of what is given to those age 12 and older. They will receive a 2 dose series that is 21 days apart.

We are now scheduling patients ages 5-11 for clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. These clinics will be offered in a series of weekend only appointments, and we will book both the 1st does and the 2nd dose for you at that time. To book an appointment, you can either send a message via the patient portal or call the office and we can get you scheduled. If you do not have a portal account set up, we can set it up at the time of scheduling your appointment.

At this time, ages 12 and up will need to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacies or other community locations. While we are delighted to become a vaccine resource for our 5-11 year old patients, our community resources are readily available to offer appointments without wait times so please take advantage of this opportunity!

Prior to your child receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine, please click the link below to read the Vaccine Information Fact Sheet.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Fact Sheet

Once you have read the fact sheet, please click the link below and print and sign the COVID-19 Vaccine waiver that says you have read the fact sheet and consent to our office to administer the COVID-19 Vaccine to your child.

COVID-19 Waiver

Experts believe there are many benefits of getting our children vaccinated for COVID-19. For example:

  • Vaccines help prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19
  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 can help stop other variants from emerging.
  • Having your child vaccinated for COVID-19 can help restore a normal life.
  • COVID-19 vaccines help protect the community.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective.
  • Getting vaccinated prevents hospitalization and severe disease.

 

Click on the links below to learn more about the COVID Vaccine for children ages 5 and up.

The links below give more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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