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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11
Children ages 5 to 11 are now able to get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for this age group under an emergency use authorization (EUA). UNC Health strongly recommends this vaccine as the best way to protect your child and your family.
UNC Health's initial supply of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 is limited. Please check our scheduling page often as we will add more appointments once we receive more supply. Vaccines also are available at local pharmacies and through the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Please visit the NCDHHS website for a full listing of where vaccines are available in your community.
Who is eligible?
Individuals 5 years old and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Get answers to top questions for adolescents here.
About the Vaccines
Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, and millions have been vaccinated. The vaccines are working: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all fallen dramatically in the United States, and most communities have found it possible to at least partially reopen.
Learn more about how the vaccines were developed and tested for safety.
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UNC Health Patients Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccines Online and by Phone
Those interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can schedule online, through My UNC Chart, or by calling any UNC Health primary care clinic that administers vaccines.
Vaccines are available for patients who did not receive their first dose at a UNC Health vaccination clinic. All patients need to bring their vaccination cards to the second dose appointment. Call your primary care provider for questions or additional information.