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The CDC has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech* and Moderna* COVID-19 vaccines for children between 6 months and 5 years

 

*All vaccines are subject to availability.

Find locations at the bottom of this page or call for details.

 

Everyone older than 6 months is now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine to protect against serious illnesses related to the COVID-19 virus. The J&J/Janssen vaccine is not authorized for anyone under 18 years of age. The bivalent Pfizer vaccine is recommended for everyone 12 years and older and the bivalent Moderna vaccine is recommended for adults 18 years and older.

 

The CDC says getting children vaccinated can help reduce disruptions to in-person learning at school and other activities, as it will help curb the spread of the virus throughout the community. All children, including kids who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated.

 

Here’s what parents and caregivers should know:

 

  • The vaccine for children 6 months and older has been intensively tested and monitored for safety and will continue to be as children across the country receive the vaccine.
  • Clinical trials found that the vaccine side effects were mild and similar to those seen in other routine vaccinations.
  • The CDC notes that vaccination helps protect children from getting COVID-19 and reduces their risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine has been and continues to be, the most intensely monitored vaccine in U.S. history.

 

Make your appointment or walk into CHI health centers that offer pediatric services to get your child vaccinated against COVID-19. See the list of participating health centers and walk-in times at the bottom of this page.

The NEW Bivalent Pfizer and Moderna Boosters
are now available at CHI!

 

Everyone eligible for a booster shot can receive the Bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster. The updated Bivalent boosters provide broad protection against COVID-19, including better protection against the Omicron variant.

 

The CDC recommends that those eligible for boosters, receive one dose of an updated bivalent booster at least two months after their last dose.

 

That means either at least two months after the final dose of a primary vaccine series or at least two months after their last booster shot. It is also recommended after 90 days of a positive COVID-19 test.

 

The Bivalent Pfizer and Moderna Boosters are available at the following CHI health center:

Doris Ison Health Center
Wednesdays & Thursdays
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

See the table below for age eligibility.

The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster vaccines* to anyone ages 5 years and older

 

*All boosters are subject to availability.

Find locations below to call for details.

Pfizer-BioTech
Adults
Ages 18 Years & Older
1st Booster – Most people are recommended to get it 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised people should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.
2nd Booster – Adults 50 years and older or immunocompromised people are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster
Children and Teens
Ages 12–17 years
1st Booster – Most children and teens are recommended to get it at least 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised children and teens should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.
2nd Booster – Most children and teens or immunocompromised children and teens are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster.
Children
Ages 5–11 years
1st Booster – Most children are recommended to get it at least 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised children and teens should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.
2nd Booster – The CDC does not recommend 2 boosters for children 6mo-11 years old at this time.
Moderna
Adults
Ages 18 Years & Older
1st Booster – Most people are recommended to get it 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised people should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.
2nd Booster – Adults 50 years and older or immunocompromised people are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster
Children and Teens
Ages 12–17 years
1st Booster – Most children and teens are recommended to get it at least 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised children and teens should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.
2nd Booster – Most children and teens or immunocompromised children and teens are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster.
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
Adults
Ages 18 Years & Older
1st Booster – Most people are recommended to get it 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised people should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.
2nd Booster – Adults 50 years and older or immunocompromised people are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster
Adults
Ages 18 Years & Older
Children and Teens
Ages 12–17 years
Children
Ages 5–11 years

Pfizer-BioTech*

1st Booster – Most people are recommended to get it 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised people should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.

1st Booster – Most children and teens are recommended to get it at least 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised children and teens should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.

1st Booster – Most children are recommended to get it at least 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised children and teens should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.

2nd Booster

– Adults 50 years and older or immunocompromised people are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster.

2nd Booster – Most children and teens or immunocompromised children and teens are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster.

2nd Booster – The CDC does not recommend 2 boosters for children 6mo-11 years old at this time.


Moderna*
1st Booster – Most people are recommended to get it 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised people should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.

2nd Booster – Adults 50 years and older or immunocompromised people are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster.


Bivalent Pfizer*

1st or 2nd Booster – The Bivalent Pfizer can be taken at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination

1st or 2nd Booster – The Bivalent Pfizer can be taken at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination

1st or 2nd Booster – The Bivalent Pfizer can be taken at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination


Bivalent Moderna*

1st or 2nd Booster – The Bivalent Moderna can be taken at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination

Children and teens ages 6-17 years
may receive an updated bivalent Moderna booster at least 2 months after 2nd primary series


Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen*

1st Booster – Most people are recommended to get it 5 months after their second dose of the vaccine. Immunocompromised people should get it 3 months after their second dose of the vaccine.

2nd Booster – Adults 50 years and older or immunocompromised people are recommended to get it at least 4 months after their first booster.

Mix & Match Your Booster Shot

The CDC now also allows you to choose which vaccine to receive as a booster. For example, if you received a Moderna vaccine as your initial set of doses, you may choose to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson booster.

 

CDC details on booster guidelines can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

WE ARE NOW TAKING WALK-INS.

PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE BELOW:

These CHI health centers provide the COVID-19 pediatric vaccine for patients 6 months and older, as well as the COVID-19 vaccine for adults.

MONDAYS

West Perrine

Health Center

18255 Homestead Ave.

Perrine, FL 33157

(305) 234-7676

10am – 12pm

TUESDAYS

South Miami

Health Center

6350 Sunset Drive

South Miami, FL 33143

(786) 293-5500

10am – 12pm

South Dade

Health Center

13600 SW 312th Street

Homestead, FL 33033

(305) 242-6069

10am – 12pm

Tavernier

Health Center

91200 Overseas Highway,

Unit 17

Tavernier, FL 33070

(305) 743-0383

10am – 12pm

WEDNESDAYS

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina

810 West Mowry Drive

Homestead, FL 33030

(305) 248-4334

5pm – 7pm

THURSDAYS

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

Everglades

Health Center

19300 SW 376th Street

Florida City, FL 33034

(305) 246-4607

10am – 12pm

FRIDAYS

Naranja

Health Center

13805 SW 264th Street

Naranja , FL 33032

(305) 258-6813

10am – 12pm

West Kendall 

Health Center

13540 SW 135th Ave.

Miami, FL 33186

(786) 231-0800

10am – 12pm

SATURDAYS

Marathon

Health Center

2805 Overseas Highway MM 48.5

Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-4000

11am – 1pm

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

West Perrine

Health Center

18255 Homestead Ave.

Perrine, FL 33157

(305) 234-7676

10am – 12pm

South Miami

Health Center

6350 Sunset Drive

South Miami, FL 33143

(786) 293-5500

10am – 12pm

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

Doris Ison

Health Center

10300 SW 216th Street

Miami, FL 33190

(305) 253-5100

10am – 12pm

Naranja

Health Center

13805 SW 264th Street

Naranja , FL 33032

(305) 258-6813

10am – 12pm

Marathon

Health Center

2805 Overseas Highway MM 48.5

Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 743-4000

11am – 1pm

South Dade

Health Center

13600 SW 312th Street

Homestead, FL 33033

(305) 242-6069

10am – 12pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina

810 West Mowry Drive

Homestead, FL 33030

(305) 248-4334

5pm – 7pm

Everglades

Health Center

19300 SW 376th Street

Florida City, FL 33034

(305) 246-4607

10am – 12pm

West Kendall 

Health Center

13540 SW 135th Ave.

Miami, FL 33186

(786) 231-0800

10am – 12pm

Tavernier

Health Center

91200 Overseas Highway,

Unit 17

Tavernier, FL 33070

(305) 743-0383

10am – 12pm

More information about the vaccine:

    • The COVID-19 vaccine is another way to protect yourself, your family, and others from the virus.
    • The vaccine is free.
    • Even after receiving the vaccine, it is important to continue following health and safety guidelines, such as wearing your mask. Social distancing and washing your hands.

FAQ

WHY SHOULD I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

The benefits of getting the vaccine outweigh the risks. COVID can be a deadly disease for many people, especially high-risk individuals. It can cause a pneumonia that makes patients feel very ill and experience symptoms such as shortness of breath. Getting the vaccine can help decrease your chances of catching the virus.

IS THE COVID VACCINE SAFE?

Yes. The COVID vaccine has been very well studied, and so far, side effects have been minimal. They include injection pain and low-grade fever.

WASN’T THE COVID VACCINE DEVELOPED TOO FAST?

The technology used for these vaccines was developed years ago for similar corona viruses. Most importantly, the entire world and governments pumped significant funding into developing the vaccine. Available funding allowed for the construction of manufacturing plants even before the vaccine testing was completed.

SHOULD I GET THE COVID VACCINE IF I ALREADY HAD COVID?

The current recommendation is yes. It is thought that the vaccine strengthens immunity over a longer period than the disease.

HOW SOON AFTER A COVID INFECTION CAN YOU GET THE VACCINE?

You can get the vaccine as soon as you have recovered and no longer experience any symptoms.

HOW SOON AFTER EXPOSURE TO COVID (WITHOUT ACQUIRING THE DISEASE) CAN I GET THE VACCINE?

You can get the vaccine after the quarantine period. If a person has a negative result 5- 7 days after the exposure, current guidelines indicate that quarantine period may be as short as 7 days. The COVID team recommends waiting 14 days to keep things simple. This is important because symptoms like fever may be caused by your exposure to COVID, not necessarily the vaccine.

IF I CAN PREVENT GETTING INFECTED WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, WHY SHOULD I GET THE VACCINE?

Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines work to strengthen your immune system so you can be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

Yes. The COVID vaccine prevents serious diseases in 95% of people. There will be 5% who may still get very sick. Additionally, it is thought that you can still transmit COVID to your loved ones if you get exposed to the vaccine, even if you don’t get sick.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN I GET THE COVID VACCINE?

At this time, the science suggests that if you are exposed to the virus, you can become infected again and transmit the virus to another person, even if you don’t become very sick yourself. Remember to wear your masks, social distance, and perform hand hygiene as recommended.

CHI COVID-19 TESTING OPTIONS

We are offering three COVID-19 tests in several of our locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

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