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Younger Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Coming Soon!

Younger Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Coming Soon!

The COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age is expected to be approved as early as the end of February.

We need your help as trusted providers to ensure these children have access to vaccination.

Here’s why:

  • To ensure access. Children under 3 cannot be vaccinated in pharmacies and will have limited options of where to seek vaccination.
  • To meet a real need. Nationally, 70% of parents with kids in this age group are ready or close to ready to having their children vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Parents trust you. The vast majority of these parents would prefer to take their children to their regular provider to be vaccinated.

Your practice is key to vaccinating these younger children.

Click below to watch a video statement from Philadelphia Health Commissioner, Cheryl Bettigole, on the importance of this initiative.

What Can Your Practice Do to Be Ready?

Enroll: If you have not already enrolled, enroll now in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.

Spread the word: Let your families know you will be offering COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Order COVID-19 outreach materials (stickers, buttons, posters) at no cost to your practice.

Order: Order vaccine early and often.

Thank you for keeping Philadelphia safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please email vaccines@phila.gov.