Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds
COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available for 5-11 year old patients through the Slocum-Dickson Pediatric Department.
Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays and children who are current patients will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (as approved by the CDC).
Following a thorough review of studies involving children aged 5 to 11, the pediatricians at Slocum-Dickson are pleased to announce that we will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children who are current patients and between the ages of 5 and 11.
Please note, we will be scheduling the second dose in our office 3 weeks after the first dose. Keep this in mind when scheduling the first dose.
We kindly suggest you call between the hours of 12 Noon and 4 PM to schedule all COVID-19 Vaccination appointments. This allows us to keep the phone lines open and free for sick child appointments during the busiest hours of the day. Thank you for this consideration.
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Prepare For The 2nd Dose
Prepare For The 2nd Dose
Your child’s second dose will be scheduled at the time of vaccination. Please keep this in mind when scheduling the first dose.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Appointments are only available for current patients between the ages of 5 and 11.
- All appointments will be scheduled for Tuesday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM. We have a very limited number of open availabilities.
- Due to the strict guidelines for administering this vaccine, your timeliness is extremely important.
- The second dose appointment will be scheduled for 3 weeks after the first appointment. Please keep this in mind when scheduling the first dose.
- Please arrive a few minutes in advance of your appointment and bring your completed consent form.
- Each child will be monitored for 15 minutes following their vaccination.
- If you can’t make the available appointment time/day, please go to Vaccines.gov to find another vaccine provider in our area.
The 5-11 year old dose is different than the 12 and up vaccine. At this time the vaccine for children age 12 and up is not available in our office. Slocum-Dickson pediatricians believe all children that are eligible for the vaccine should be vaccinated. They recommend visiting Vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider in our area.
For children 5-11 (who are current patients), please call our office to schedule an appointment. We ask that you call between 12 Noon and 4PM to schedule these appointments. 315.798.1551
If our appointment day/times are not convenient for you, or if you have a child that is 12+, please visit Vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider in our area.
Please fill out the consent form and bring this with you to your child’s appointment. If you cannot fill out this form, please arrive early so that you have time to complete this document prior to your appointment time. Also, bring your ID and insurance cards, just as you would with any doctor’s appointment.
Your second dose appointment will automatically be scheduled 3 weeks after the first appointment. Please keep this in mind when scheduling the first appointment. Please note these appointments are very limited.
The pediatricians at Slocum-Dickson believe every child eligible should receive the booster. However, at this time, we do not have booster shots available in our office. Please visit vaccines.gov to schedule a booster shot.
Yes, each child must be observed for 15 minutes following the vaccine. Please plan ahead for this.
No. At this time Pfizer-BioNTech is the only vaccine approved for 5-11 year olds. Slocum-Dickson only offers Pfizer-BioNTech.
Where can I schedule vaccine appointments for 12+ or booster shots for all ages?
Slocum-Dickson pediatricians believe all children that are eligible for the vaccine should be vaccinated and should receive the booster shot. They recommend visiting Vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider in our area.