The Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19, including use in children down to 6 months of age.
The Department of Primary Care, Pediatrics, offers the 3-dose vaccine for children in the Wright Family Medical Pavilion Pediatric office. The initial two doses are administered three weeks apart, followed by a third dose administered at least eight weeks after the second dose in individuals six months through 4 years of age.
"AAP recommends using COVID-19 vaccines that are approved through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or Biologics License Application (BLA), recommended by CDC, and appropriate for your patients’ age and health status. One product is not recommended over another." (aap.org)
“I fully support vaccination against COVID-19. This vaccine is safe and effective, and the benefits of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the potential risks,” stated Dr. Somple. “Vaccinating children will protect their health and allow them to fully engage in all of the activities that are so important to their health and development. I would not recommend anything for your family that I would not do for my own. Last week, my children were vaccinated here at the Wright Family Medical Pavilion.” - Margaret Sample, DO, KCH Pediatrician
Families may call the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling phone number: 740.399.3840. There will be a separate prompt for the pediatric vaccine scheduling center, and a triage nurse will ask initial screening questions before scheduling your child’s appointment. If you are a current patient with KCH Pediatrics, you may also call your physician’s office to schedule.
More information can be found at vaccines.gov.
Parents and caregivers with any questions please contact our office for more information.
Vaccinations are a vital part of your child’s health care.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all healthy, normal children in the U.S. receive vaccines to prevent:
Measles | Mumps | Rubella | Tetanus | Rotavirus | Diphtheria
Meningococcal Meningitis | Pertussis (Whooping cough)
Hepatitis A | Hepatitis B | Varicella (Chicken pox) | Polio
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) | Influenza (Flu Shot)
Pneumococcal disease | Haemophilus Influenzae
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics. The information contained on this website should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.