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COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Order for Children 6 Months through 4 Years of Age

COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Order for Children 6 Months through 4 Years of Age

Preordering for the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age is now open.

Please see below for the timetable for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for children between 6 months and 4 years of age (6mo-4yr). Everything shared below is contingent upon FDA & CDC approvals in the coming days and weeks.

Pre-Order Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 10, 11:00am ET: orders received by this time will be considered in the first order wave. Minimum order size for requests is 100 doses. Check Philavax Friday, February 11 to see the status of your order.
  • Monday, February 21: all providers that order in the first order wave must be able to receive the vaccine shipment on Monday, February 21, which is President’s Day, a state and federal holiday.

If you are not open on President’s Day, Monday, February 21, and would still like to pre-order the 6mo-4yr pediatric vaccine, place your order next week by Wednesday, February 16, 5:00pm ET. These orders will be delivered starting Tuesday, February 22 and continuing over the following days.

Regular vaccine ordering will tentatively begin on Friday, February 25, or approximately one week after the FDA approval and CDC recommendation. Providers will be responsible for managing second and potentially third doses (depending on the FDA authorization and CDC recommendation).

Shipment & Dosage Information

  • The vaccine for 6mo-4yr will come in a MAROON CAP vial.
  • The 6mo-4yr vaccine will come in packages of 100 doses (10 vials of 10 doses).
  • The 6mo-4yr vaccine will be 1/10 of the adult dose (3 mcg), packaged as a new product with a new NDC code.
  • The Pfizer vaccine formulations for ages 5–11 (Orange Cap) and for those ages 12+ (Purple & Gray Cap) CANNOT be used in place of the 6mo-4yr vaccine.
  • The vaccine can be stored in ULT freezers for 9 months and in the refrigerator for 10 weeks. It CANNOT be stored in a regular freezer.

Vaccine administration to this age group can only begin following a potential approval made by the CDC Director in conjunction with an ACIP recommendation.

If you have any questions, please email vaccines@phila.gov.