Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination
Vaccinating our children is the next step we can take toward putting an end to the pandemic. The FDA and CDC have taken all necessary steps to review and approve the use of a COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 - 11 years old.
The most convenient way to get your child vaccinated is at a school-based vaccine clinic.
MaineHealth is partnering with school districts across the region to offer school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout November. Watch for communications from your child’s school about how to get your child vaccinated. School-based clinics will be open only to students who attend the school. Please contact your child's school administration office for more information.
Why choose a school-based clinic?
- The school-based setting feels familiar and safe for most kids and parents.
- School staff are seen as trustworthy and caring members of kids’ communities.
- Due to the pandemic, many provider offices are very busy and available visits for the COVID-19 vaccine are limited.
- Some pharmacies may not offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11.
What if a school-based clinic is not an option for my child?
If your child is home-schooled or not able to attend a school-based clinic, MaineHealth is also offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children aged 5-11 at select locations. Learn more.