Now scheduling pediatric COVID-19 vaccines, age 5-11

On Friday, Oct. 29, the FDA authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meets on Nov. 2 to issue their ruling and recommendations.

In advance of upcoming federal approvals, individuals can now schedule pediatric vaccine appointments for children age 5 - 11 at our vaccine locations beginning Nov. 13 and Nov. 20. We will expand our pediatric vaccine offering in the coming weeks to additional locations.

Vaccines can be scheduled via MyChart or by calling 216.448.4117. Our schedulers are available Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. You may also be offered a COVID-19 vaccine for your child at many regularly scheduled pediatric appointments. View MyChart scheduling instructions here. Once the first shot has been given, a second dose appointment is auto generated three weeks later, at the same location and time. The appointment will populate in the patient’s MyChart following the first dose of the vaccine.

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments may be limited at this time. If you are not able to schedule, please continue to check back on MyChart or with our vaccine line, as additional appointments and locations will be added.

The Pfizer vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age is administered as a two-dose primary series, three weeks apart, but is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms). 

We encourage everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are the best way to protect your child, your community and your loved ones from COVID-19. Children can become severely ill from acute COVID-19 or from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), which is a prolonged illness caused by COVID-19 and affects multiple organs. Children can also transmit the virus to someone else, so it’s important that they get vaccinated.