COVID Vaccines

COVID Vaccines

COVID-19 is a serious illness, and the risk of infection is scary. Fortunately, COVID vaccines have been developed and approved for use in individuals 6 months and older. Research has reassuringly shown that the approved COVID vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious complications from COVID infection. Please see below for COVID vaccine information specific to your child’s age and a link to scheudle online. Click here to view an overview of the approved vaccines by brand and age, as well as what is currently offered at Allegro Pediatrics.

COVID Vaccines: 6 month - 4 year olds

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use in children 6 months - 5 years old and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has received EUA for use in children 6 months - 4 years old. At this time, we will be offering the Moderna vaccine to children 6 months - 4 years old because it is a two-dose series instead of Pfizer’s three-dose series. We anticipate continuing to offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine to all patients 5 years and older because it is the only vaccine that is approved for a booster dose.

The Moderna COVID vaccine for patients 6 months - 4 years old available at scheduled Well Child Check-ups and follow-up visits. Additionally, we offer weekly COVID vaccine only appointments on Wednesday afternoons at our Administration building. Please be aware that availability is currently very limited on these Wednesdays due to increased demand and limited staffing.

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COVID Vaccines: 5-11 year olds

Two new, bivalent COVID boosters have been approved: a Pfizer booster for individuals 5-11 years old and a Moderna booster for those 6-11 years old. These bivalent boosters target both the original strain of the COVID-19 virus and the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant. Please note that the dose for children under the age of 12 is smaller than the dose for adolescents and adults.

Allegro will only offer the Pfizer booster at this time to ensure safety due to the many complex dosing scenarios. Individuals 5-11 years old are eligible to receive the new Pfizer booster if they completed their primary series of a COVID vaccine and it has been at least 2 months since their last dose of the vaccine. If your child (5-11) has already received one booster dose, they are eligible to receive this new booster if it has been at least 2 months since their first booster. 

We offer the pediatric COVID vaccine for 5+ year old patients at scheduled Well Child Check-ups and follow-up visits! Additionally, we offer weekly COVID vaccine only appointments on Wednesday afternoons at our Administration building. Please note that vaccine only appointments on Wednesday afternoons are very limited due to increased demand and limited staffing. Click the button below to schedule a COVID vaccine only appointment online.

Please note: Any patient who gets their first dose when they are 11 years old then turns 12 years old before their second dose should receive the 12+ year-old dose for their second shot.

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COVID Vaccines: 12+ year olds

The Pfizer COVID vaccine is currently approved for use in adolescents 12+. The FDA has announced Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of two new, bivalent COVID boosters: a Pfizer booster for individuals 12+ years old and a Moderna booster for those 18+ years old. These bivalent boosters target both the original strain of the COVID-19 virus and the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant. 

Individuals 12 years and older are eligible to receive the new Pfizer booster if they completed their primary series of an mRNA vaccine and it has been at least 2 months since their last dose of the vaccine. If your child (12+) has already received one booster dose, they are eligible to receive this new booster if it has been at least 2 months since their first booster. 

We are now offering the COVID vaccine, including booster doses, for 12+ year old patients at scheduled Well Child Check-ups and follow-up visits! Additionally, we offer weekly COVID vaccine only appointments on Wednesday afternoons at our Administration building. Please note that vaccine only appointments on Wednesday afternoons are very limited due to increased demand and limited staffing. Click the button below to schedule a COVID vaccine only appointment online.

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Community Vaccination Sites

If you are unable to schedule a COVID vaccine at Allegro for your child, there are vaccination sites in the community. Many community sites offer the COVID vaccine for children 5 years and older. Please check the list below for appointment availability.

COVID Resources

The providers and staff at Allegro Pediatrics understand that the COVID pandemic often feels overwhelming and difficult to navigate. We are here to support you and provide trusted resources to help address your family’s concerns. Please visit the COVID Resources tabs below for information on your specific topic of concern or visit our COVID Vaccine FAQs blog. We encourage you to schedule a Virtual Visit if you have a particular situation in your family that you would like to discuss with your primary care pediatrician.

Allegro Pediatrics - COVID Resources