Immunizations & Vaccines • Nov 03, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Safe for Kids 5 Years and Up

We’ve been waiting for this news! The FDA has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. That’s right! Now anyone 5 years or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For anyone concerned about any risks, Dr. Jason Newland, pediatric infectious disease physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will calm your worries. He discusses common concerns about the vaccine and assures that the vaccine is safe. Be sure to schedule your vaccine appointment today!

Vaccines and boosters for all eligible ages are available through several BJC HealthCare locations, other members of the Pandemic Task Force, or retail pharmacies and vaccine sites across the region. Some pediatrician or primary care offices may also offer the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients, so check with your doctor as well!