COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County Health Departments and many local pharmacies. We strongly encourage up-to-date vaccinations and recommend that you schedule an appointment if you have not already done so.
- All of our doctors recommend children 6 months and older be vaccinated to provide strong protection against COVID infection and to help limit the spread of COVID.
- The COVID vaccination is a two-shot series administered at least 21 days apart.
Using V-Safe to Report Side Effects
Once your child receives the vaccine, you can voluntarily enroll in V-Safe for personalized health check-ins with the CDC.
V-Safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys that allow you to quickly report any side effects your child experiences to the CDC. You should also report any side effects to your pediatrician.
Important Reminders About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Before you schedule an appointment for your child, you should tell us if he or she:
- Has any allergies
- Has a fever
- Has a bleeding disorder or is on blood thinner
- Is immunocompromised or is on a medication that affects his or her immune system
- Has received another COVID-19 vaccine
- Has ever fainted in association with an injection
Risks and Side Effects
Please CLICK HERE to download an information sheet. This sheet will provide you with all known risks and side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, as well as more information on V-Safe.
We will make sure you understand all known risks and side effects before administering the vaccine to your child.
We are always happy to answer any questions you have about the vaccine or any other health concerns you have about your child!