Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination | MaineHealth – Community News

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination | MaineHealth

Vaccinating our children is the next step we can take to end the pandemic. The FDA and CDC have taken all necessary steps to review and approve the use of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.

The easiest way to get your child vaccinated is at a school vaccination clinic.

MaineHealth is partnering with school districts across the region to offer school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics in November. Look out for messages from your child’s school about how to get your child vaccinated. School-based clinics are only open to students attending the school. For more information, please contact the management of your child’s school.

Why choose a clinic at school?

  • The school environment feels familiar and safe to most children and parents.
  • School staff are seen as reliable and caring members of the children’s communities.
  • Due to the pandemic, many supplier offices are very busy and available visits for the COVID-19 vaccine are limited.
  • Some pharmacies may not offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.

What if a school clinic is not an option for my child?
If your child is homeschooled or unable to attend a school clinic, MaineHealth also offers COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11 in select locations. Learn more.