We now have Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines available for the following groups of children:
- Ages 6 months to 4 years
- Ages 5 years through 11 years, including booster doses
(Children ages 12 and up can get their COVID-19 vaccines at most pharmacies.)
For children ages 6 months through 4 years, it is a 3-dose series - the 2nd dose given 3-8 weeks after the first; the 3rd dose is given at least 8 weeks after the 2nd dose. Initial study data show that with this series, children have a reduced chance of illness from COVID-19 and develop an antibody response similar to that seen in older children and adults. Fever was less common than with older children.
Children aged 5 through 11 years can now get a booster dose, provided 2 months has passed since the 2nd dose.
If you are interested in your child receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, please call to schedule.
Our office will be closed from Wednesday, November 22 at 11:30a through the Thanksgiving weekend.
We will have our free nurse triage advice available starting at 5pm on the 22nd through the weekend. If you need advice the afternoon on Wednesday, you can also always call your insurance company's nurse triage line (all have them), 602-230-CARE for advice, or get online advice at HealthyChildren.org
You can click on our After Hours link below for information on where your child could be seen if needed over the holiday.
We wish your family and safe and healthy holiday.