Texas Children’s Pediatrics continues to support our patients, their families and our community as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together. On June 15, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committee recommended emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for children 6 months to 4 years-old and the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA for children 6 months to 5 years-old.
In the coming days, FDA authorization should be provided, followed by recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before administration of vaccines can begin.
Please check our website and social media accounts for real-time updates.
In addition to our Texas Children’s Pediatrics locations, you can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at our community events and at our three Texas Children’s Hospital campuses. Please note: Texas Children’s Pediatrics will only provide the Pfizer vaccine. Patients choosing Moderna vaccines will need to schedule and visit Texas Children’s hospital campuses.
Vaccines protect children as they learn in school, participate in sports, and engage in summer activities with friends. We know this is an important decision for your family, and we appreciate you trusting us to help protect you and those you love from COVID-19.
In an effort to provide as much information as possible, we are providing answers to a few frequently asked questions.