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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update for Children Ages 5 – 11 Years

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Posted May 27, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose for those children ages 5 – 11 years who completed a primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago. Those who are immunocompromised are eligible if they received their final COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago.

Johns Hopkins Medicine will offer this booster to newly eligible children starting Friday, May 27, 2022.

3 Ways to Get Your Vaccine or Booster

(Vaccines available for individuals 5 and older. Boosters available for individuals 12 and older who meet specific criteria.)

Visit a walk-up or mobile vaccination clinic – no appointments needed for mobile clinics.

Find state and local vaccine resourcesSome vaccination sites offer walk-up vaccinations. The State Center COVID Vaccine Location, a joint operation by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. is now open.

Schedule your vaccine through MyChart.
For patients only. View scheduling instructions.

Safety Guidelines

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Face masks are required to enter any of our care facilities and expected to be worn at all times, even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. We will provide a mask if needed.

Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with exhalation valves, or clear shield-like face masks are not permitted to be worn as face coverings at Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities.


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