COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
The CDC recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older. Additionally, people ages 5+ who are moderately or severely immunosuppressed should get a third primary shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after their second shot.
Although children are at lower risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 compared to adults, they can still get very sick, develop long-term health complications, and spread the virus to others. Getting vaccinated can help minimize children’s risk.
Two of SolutionHealth’s pediatricians, Danielle Dunetz, DO, FAAP, of Southern New Hampshire Health, and Holly Mintz, MD, of Elliot Health System, recently answered several frequently asked questions that parents and caregivers have about vaccinating children in this age group. Click here to watch their Q&A.
How can my child get vaccinated?
Appointments for children ages 5 to 11 can be scheduled at a local pharmacy here: Find COVID-19 Vaccines.
Click here for more information on Southern New Hampshire Health/Foundation Medical Partners vaccine offerings.
Click here for more information on Elliot Health System vaccine offerings.