Federal regulators have approved the Moderna and Pfizer applications for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months.
The Health Department is working with local pediatricians and family medicine providers to distribute vaccines to their offices. The Health Department encourages families to reach out to their pediatricians and health care providers about the availability of vaccines for those 6 months to 4 years of age.
The Health Department can also provide these vaccines to the public, and will publicize the time, date and registration links for clinics at which these vaccines will be available on this webpage.
The hours and dates of our clinics for this age group are limited by the number of volunteers able to help staff the clinic.
If you or anyone you know with pediatric vaccine experience or experience caring for or entertaining children ages 6 months to 4 years would like to volunteer, please email the Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 708.358.5480.
Pfizer dosing schedule for children 6 months through 4 years
Primary series: 3 doses
Between first and second dose: 3 weeks
Between second and third dose: 8 weeks
Moderna dosing schedule for children 6 months through 5 years
Primary series: 2 doses
Between first and second dose: 4 weeks
Your child will receive the vaccine dosage for the age they are on the day of their appointment, no matter how soon they will turn 5-years-old.
Please note, the vaccine for this age group is administered in the thigh. Please have children wear shorts or clothing that allows for easy access to the leg.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Health Department at email@example.com or 708.358.5480.