COVID Vaccines for Kids Available

November 9, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 last week. This marks a major step forward as the COVID-19 vaccine remains our greatest weapon against this deadly virus, and with an authorized vaccine for nearly all school-aged children, we will help keep schools open and safe.


Now that the vaccine is approved, where can my child get vaccinated?

Children and families have many options for where to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including:

  • Pediatricians: Hundreds of pediatricians are administering COVID-19 vaccines across the State of Connecticut. However, not all pediatricians will have the COVID-19 vaccine, so if your child’s provider doesn’t offer the COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to one of the other options provided.  
  • Pharmacies: Hundreds of pharmacy locations are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children, including many CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid, and other pharmacy chains across the state as well as independent pharmacies. Pharmacies provide a safe, convenient, and easy location to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Pharmacies have rolled out specialized trainings for their pharmacist staff to provide vaccines for younger children.
  • Other locations: In addition to the above, several health systems and local health departments will be offering COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5–11. 
Please utilize the button below to learn more about the COVID vaccine for children and to schedule an appointment.
COVID Vaccine Portal