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COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 17: Update From Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine encourages families to have eligible children get the appropriate COVID-19 vaccine and booster.

Adolescents ages 12–17:

Children ages 5–11:

  • Can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine series (10mcg dose).
  • Who have certain medical conditions associated with immunosuppression can receive an additional dose 28 days after their second dose.* Children ages 5–11 who are fully vaccinated and are not immunosuppressed are not authorized for a booster at this time.

Doses are based on age, not weight.

Below are resources to help you find a vaccination site for your child. Please use all available resources to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please Note: A parent or guardian must accompany any person under the age of 18 to the vaccine clinic and sign the COVID-19 vaccine consent form. Children ages 5–17 who do not have a signed consent form will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

1. Visit a Johns Hopkins Medicine walk-up mobile vaccination clinic.

Johns Hopkins Medicine hosts several mobile vaccination clinics throughout the state of Maryland. These clinics offer vaccinations to all eligible individuals. Walk-ups are encouraged; no appointment is necessary. No ID is required and vaccination is free.

2. Find local and state vaccination sites.

The Maryland State COVID Vaccine Location, a joint operation by the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, is now open and offering pediatric vaccinations by appointment only. Retail pharmacies and local and state sites offer vaccination and booster appointments. Some locations may offer walk-up vaccination times.

In Florida, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers dose one of the COVID-19 vaccine to inpatients age 12 and older. We are also offering the pediatric vaccine to children ages 5-11 in the General Pediatrics Clinic and inpatient settings. Please visit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital COVID-19 page for the latest information.

Families of pediatric patients in the Washington, D.C., area can find information about adolescent and pediatric vaccination from the DC government vaccination page.

3. Schedule a vaccination at a Johns Hopkins Medicine hospital or practice. Appointments are limited.

Johns Hopkins Medicine will have extremely limited pediatric vaccination appointments at some of our locations. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online through MyChart, or by calling 443-997-1875 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Certain practices will only offer vaccination appointments to their current pediatric patients. Parents of children ages 5–12 years should use the parent’s MyChart account to schedule a pediatric vaccination. Adolescents ages 13–17 years should use the adolescent’s MyChart account to schedule a vaccination. Follow these steps to schedule a vaccination in MyChart. If you or your child do not have MyChart, you can sign up and request access to your child’s records.

If you have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, speak to your child’s pediatrician or provider.

Important reminder: Both the pediatric and the adult Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines require a second shot three weeks after the first dose. Talk to the vaccination clinic to make sure your child can receive the second shot three weeks after your child’s first shot.

Schedule a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination at Johns Hopkins Medicine Using MyChart (Patients Only)

Pediatric patients ages 5–12 years: Use the parent’s MyChart account to follow the below steps and schedule a pediatric vaccination.

Adolescent patients ages 13–17 years: Use the adolescent’s MyChart account to schedule an adult vaccination.

  1. Log into MyChart.
  2. Click “Visits” from the top left navigation bar, then “Schedule an Appointment.”
  3. Find “Tell us why you’re coming in.” Click “COVID-19 Vaccine.”
  4. Follow the prompts to select your vaccination location, date and time.

If you do not see any available appointments, please check again in the coming days. We will update MyChart as vaccine supply is made available.

If you or your child do not have MyChart, you can sign up and request access to your child’s records.

Schedule by Phone

Call 443-997-1875 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Pediatric Vaccination Locations

Mobile Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome at most locations.

  • People ages 12–17 can only receive a vaccination or booster when we have the Pfizer-BioNTech adult vaccine (30 mcg).
  • Children ages 5–11 can only receive a vaccination when we have the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine (10 mcg dose).
  • People ages 5 and older who are immunosuppressed are eligible to receive an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Children ages 5–11 who are fully vaccinated and are not immunosuppressed are not authorized for a booster at this time.
Event DateSite Name and AddressClinic HoursVaccine
5/20/2022Sacred Heart Church
600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)
5/24/2022Megamart Supermarket - Takoma Park
1101 University Blvd E., Takoma Park, MD 20912
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)
5/25/2022Sacred Heart Church
600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)
5/27/2022Sacred Heart Church
600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)
5/31/2022Megamart Supermarket - Takoma Park
1101 University Blvd E., Takoma Park, MD 20912
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)
6/1/2022Sacred Heart Church
600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)
6/3/2022Sacred Heart Church
600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.Pfizer (5+)

State Center COVID Vaccine Location

State Center at 300 West Preston Street, just north of the Mount Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore, is serving as a COVID vaccine location managed by the BCCFH - COVID Task Force, a joint operation by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

This State Center location has taken the place of the Baltimore Convention Center location, which has now closed.

For individuals ages 5-11, vaccines will be available by appointment only, while supplies last. Visit umms.org/bccvaccine to make an appointment and to see additional dates for next week. Walk-up vaccines will be available to individuals 12 and older.

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