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.