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Now Scheduling: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

updated 01/14/2022

APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

We are currently scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 years and older. 

What You Need to Know:

  • If you would like your child to receive the vaccine at a visit that is already scheduled (such as a wellness checkup), please let your office know in advance.
  • For vaccine-only visits you will be asked to schedule your appointments in advance for both the first and second doses.
  • Vaccine doses will be administered inside the office in a private exam room. After a dose is administered, patients will need to remain on-site for an observation period.

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VACCINE TYPE

PHCA offers the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, which have emergency authorization for ages 5-11 years and ages 12 years and older.

Each vaccine is a primary series of two doses administered 21 days apart.

  • The pediatric formulation for 5-11 years is a 10mcg dose.
  • Vaccine dosages are determined by age, not a child’s size or weight.
  • Adolescents and adults (ages 12 years and older) receive a 30mcg dose.

Note: Some children may be 11 years old when they get their first dose and 12 at the time of their second dose. They should receive a dose based on their age on the day of vaccination, according to the CDC.

 

A booster is recommended for ages 12 years and older:

  • Patients ages 12-17 years can receive a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine only.
  • Patients ages 18 years and older can receive a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. (please note PHCA only offers Pfizer-BioNTech) 
  • The booster should occur 5 months after completing the primary vaccine series.

 

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VACCINE ADMINISTRATION

CDC guidance supports the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other routine vaccines, including the current seasonal flu vaccine.