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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Under 5
Children under age 5 are now able to get a COVID-19 Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized these vaccines 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 will begin the scheduling and administration of these vaccines to eligible pediatric patients beginning June 23, 2022. Appointments can be made at UNC Health locations via the UNC Health website, My UNC Chart or by calling your child’s pediatric primary care office. Eligible patients also can schedule appointments outside of UNC Health through the NC DHHS website.
Who is eligible?
Individuals age 6 months and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Who is eligible?
Individuals 6 months and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines for Children Under 5: Experts Answer Parents’ Questions.
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.