COVID Vaccines

COVID Vaccines & 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.

COVID-19 is a serious illness, and the risk of infection is scary. The good news is that we can help protect our children that are not yet able to be vaccinated by complying with multiple layers of protection. This includes wearing a well-fitting mask in public, staying home when anyone in your household is symptomatic, getting tested for COVID if anyone in your household is symptomatic or had a possible exposure, physical distancing, performing good hand hygiene, and receiving a COVID vaccine when eligible.

Please see the resources below for more 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.

COVID Vaccines: 5-11 year olds

Our Chief Executive Officer, Brett Vandenberg, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Amy Carter, recently hosted a webinar to discuss the authorization of the Pfizer COVID vaccine in 5-11 year old patients and answer frequently asked questions around vaccine safety and efficacy. View a recording here

We are excited by the number of patients that are doing their part to help protect our community against COVID-19. During our drive-thru clinic, we were able to vaccinate nearly 10,000 kids against COVID-19. We apologize to the families that were not able to book an appointment with us.

To the families that were unable to schedule, our goal is to support you and provide resources for vaccine access in the community. Here are some tips:

  • Visit Public Health Insider to schedule with FEMA's Community Vaccination Clinic
  • Visit Vaccines.gov, powered by the CDC, to search for pediatric Pfizer vaccines in our area.
  • The WA Department of Health has added an option to filter your search by pediatric Pfizer doses and anticipates availability will begin to open up over the next several weeks.
  • University of Washington is offering the vaccine and your child can be added to their waitlist by calling the number on their website.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital is offering pediatric 5-11 year old doses from 7:30am - 5pm on their main campus, by appointment only. If you need help finding appointment availability, please email COVIDCommunitySupport@seattlechildrens.org.
  • We are working through the many logistics that will be required to be able to offer the vaccine in our clinics. Our current hope is that we will be ready in early 2022.

COVID Vaccines: 12+ year olds

At this time, we do are not offering the COVID vaccine for patients 12+. We are working through the many logistics that will be required to be able to offer the vaccine in our clinics. Our current hope is that we will be ready in early 2022.

If your child 12+ needs to be vaccinated, please check for appointments at community sites: Vaccinate WA: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability.

Research has reassuringly shown that the COVID vaccines available in the U.S. are safe and effective. However, we know that you may have specific questions about your personal decision. If so, please reach out to your primary care pediatrician. You may find our virtual visits convenient for this type of discussion. We are here to support your family.