We are so pleased that the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine is now available and recommended for all children ages 5 and up! An independent analysis of clinical data has reported 90.7% efficacy against symptomatic disease in fully vaccinated 5- to 11-year-old children.
We strongly believe that this vaccine is a safe, important and effective tool to protect our children. Throughout the pandemic, we have seen children of all ages suffer from acute and long-term consequences of COVID-19. Additionally, children can pass the virus to high-risk family members and adults in the community. Therefore, it is essential to vaccinate this population in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 disease.
We are aware that initial demand for the vaccine is high, and to meet this demand, we are working diligently to offer in-office vaccine appointments for children ages 5 to 11. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD’S COVID VACCINE AT THIS TIME. We will send out detailed communication regarding vaccine scheduling when we are able to vaccinate in our office.
At this time, we know that many places, including Greenwich Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System www.ynhhs.org , and Stamford Hospital www.stamfordhealth.org , are offering the vaccine, as well as some pharmacies. You can also go to www.stamfordct.gov and click on “vaccines for children”.
Please go to www.vaccines.gov and answer 3 simple questions to get a list of locations that offer the vaccine – including for younger children!
You can also go to https://guest.vams.cdc.gov/.pediatricDose to see additional availability. If using this last site, please be sure to choose your geographic area and the age range of your children.
For Vaccine FAQ, please click “here” to go to our FAQ page.
If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Vaccine Questions.” We will batch these questions and get back to you as soon as possible.
Wishing you a safe and happy fall and Holiday Season, filled with hope,
Your team at Greenwich Pediatrics