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Now Scheduling: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

updated 11/11/2021

NEW! The COVID-19 vaccine is now available at PHCA for ages 5-11 years. Please see below for details. 

 

APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

To help meet the needs of our younger patients in a timely manner, PHCA will hold Saturday vaccine clinics at select locations starting Saturday, November 13.

These clinics will be held through mid-December, and appointments must be scheduled in advance. PHCA patients from all offices can receive the vaccine at these clinics. 

What You Need to Know:

  • Clinics will be held at select PHCA locations across Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas.
  • Please call your primary pediatrician's office for scheduling. All offices will have access to schedule appointments at these clinics. 
  • 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.

Note: Starting in mid-November, we may be able to give the vaccine at previously scheduled weekday office visits (such as a wellness visit). If you would like your child to receive the vaccine at an upcoming scheduled visit, please let your office know in advance.

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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 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.

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VACCINE ADMINISTRATION

CDC guidance supports the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other routine vaccines.

Additional vaccines will be available at our Saturday clinics, including the current seasonal flu vaccine.