COVID Vaccination for children 5-11 years of age

Exciting news!  The FDA and CDC approved Pfizer COVID vaccination for 5-11 year olds as of November 2nd, under Emergency Use Authorization.  This vaccine is 1/3 the dose given to adolescents and adults.    The vaccine will be given as 2 doses separated by 21 days.  There are few contradictions to the vaccine including history of allergies to any of the components of the vaccine.  The vaccine is currently available at several Yale New Haven Health Services locations including Greenwich Hospital.  Please schedule your child’s vaccination via the link below:

https://covidvaccine.ynhh.org

Children’s Medical Group has applied for in-office distribution of the vaccine.  Unfortunately, we do not yet know when we will be receiving the vaccine in our office.  We will send out another email blast and update the website as soon as we are able to schedule your child’s vaccination.

Children’s Medical Group recommends COVID vaccination to prevent COVID infections, long-term COVID complications, hospitalizations, and potential fatalities.  Vaccinations also decrease school disruptions and is an important step toward addressing the mental health crisis we are now seeing in our pediatric patients.  Vaccination is critical to ending the COVID pandemic.

The following articles will answer most of your COVID vaccine questions.  If you have additional questions regarding the vaccine, you may contact our office via phone or the patient portal.

https://publications.aap.org/aapnews/news/17751

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/11/03/1051299050/covid-vaccine-kids-5-11

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/11/01/covid-vaccine-children-kids-approval/8564341002/

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