COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for Children 5-11 years old.
Frederick, Md. – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children who are 5-11 years old.
COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old will be available in a variety of ways:
Frederick County Public School (FCPS) elementary schools, appointments required.
- FCPS will be announcing the locations and dates of the clinics.
- Students do not have to attend the school where vaccination clinics are being held.
- FCPS will send out details about these clinics through Find Out First.
Health Department vaccination clinics specifically for children 5-11 years old will be held at 800 Oak Street (entrance off Himes Ave.) in Frederick, MD, appointments required.
- Saturday, Nov. 13 from 2-5pm. Click to schedule.
- Saturday, Nov. 20 from 2-5pm. Click to schedule.
- More will be posted on FrederickCountyMD.gov/CovidVaccine.
Parents are encouraged to check with their pediatricians on scheduling an appointment at their child’s medical home.
Other vaccine clinic options are listed at marylandvax.org or vaccines.gov.
All children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, including at school clinics. Vaccines are free and insurance is not required. COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for children four years old and younger at this time.
The COVID-19 vaccine dose for children 5-11 years old is different from the dose for people 12 years and older. For safety reasons, vaccinations for children 5-11 years old will not be administered at clinics for people 12 years and older, and vaccinations for people 12 years and older will not be administered at clinics for children 5-11 years old.
For help scheduling an appointment, call 855-MDGoVax or 855-634-6829 between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week. Local help is also available at 301-600-7900 or 301-600-7505 for local help in Spanish.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations for children, Parents can visit COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens for general vaccine information and to learn what to expect, including links to specific tips on how to support your children before, during and after their vaccination.