COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 5 - Information and Updates

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The FDA authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. The CDC voted unanimously to recommend that all children in this age category be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine is available for children 6 months through 4 years old. It is administered as a 3-dose series, with the first two doses administered 3 weeks apart and the third dose done 8 weeks after the second dose. The Modern vaccine is available for children 6 months through 5 years old. It is administered as a 2-dose series, with the two doses administered one month apart. If the parents have any questions about the vaccine, we recommend they call their pediatrician.

Many pediatricians' offices and pharmacies are awaiting vaccine shipments. Some local pediatric offices are planning to hold vaccinating clinics for existing patients. We also recommend families reach out to their primary care provider to talk to their doctor's office directly.

Lowell Vaccination Clinic Pediatric (6 months+), is a state-sponsored site, which has many open apportionments. Individuals can make an appointment at the Lowell site using this link:  https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/locations/lowell-lowell-vaccination-clinic-pediatric-6-months/

CVS:

  • CVS Minute Clinics are vaccinating children ages 18 months and above. You can schedule an appointment here. Please note that only Minute Clinics are offering the vaccine, but not the regular CVS pharmacies
  •  Locations offering the vaccine:
    •  24 West Main St, Northborough
    • 104 Worcester St, Country Plaza, North Grafton
    • 74 East Main St, Westborough
    • 720 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 
    • 234 Washington St., Hudson 

Walgreens

  • Walgreens is vaccinating children ages 3 and above. Some locations are already scheduling, and some are still awaiting shipments. You can schedule an appointment here
  • Locations offering the vaccine:
    •  78 Turnpike Rd, Southborough 
    • 399 Union St, Ashland 
    • 99 Granger Blvd, Marlborough

Wegmans

  • Wegmans is vaccinating children ages 3 and above. Appointments should be available next week. You can schedule here
  • Locations offering the vaccine:
    • 9102 Shops Way, Northborough

Walmart 

  • Walmart is vaccinating children ages 3 and above, offering Pfizer
  • Locations offering the vaccine:
    • 200 Otis St. Northborough

In addition, vaxfinder.mass.gov has been updated to include 6 mo. - 4 years old, which will allow families to sort through vaccine appointments by zip code. This site is incredibly helpful, which utilizes filter options to find the best location for the child.