Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines are available for children ages 6 months and older

Key details on this vaccine:

  • All COVID-19 vaccines for children have the same active ingredients as the adult versions.
    • The vaccine dose for children is a lesser strength vaccine compared to the one given to adults.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available for children ages 6 months and older.
    • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a 3-dose primary series for 6 months through 4 years of age.
    • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a 2-dose primary series for 6 months through 5 years of age.
  • Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine dosage for children.

Preparing Children for Vaccination

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will be very similar to any other routine vaccination. Here’s what you should expect and prepare your child for:

  • It is not recommended you give pain relievers before vaccination to try to prevent side effects.
  • Tell the doctor or nurse about any allergies your child may have.
  • To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
  • After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.

How Can You Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Qualifying patients can receive a booster vaccine by walking in at the COVID Vaccine Clinic, calling (573) 556-7745, or booking online here.

Walk-In

The COVID Vaccine Clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located on the second floor of the JCMG Medical Building at 1241 W Stadium Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Calling

You can sign up for an appointment by calling our COVID Vaccine Clinic at (573) 556-7745.

Signing Up – Online

Go to https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/AGNVY0 and follow the instructions.

What Else Should I Know?

  • Patients with compromised immune systems may still be at risk for COVID-19, even with the additional vaccine dose. They should continue to take precautions, including wearing masks, avoiding crowded, indoor, poorly ventilated places that are higher risk for spreading COVID-19, and practicing good hand hygiene.
  • Vaccine supply at JCMG remains strong and we are well prepared to administer booster doses to our patients.