COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine (for ages 6 months-11 years)

The CDC now recommends everyone ages 6-months and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

Overview

In June 2022, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years both received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 

For COVID-19 related questions, call (314) 657-1499 or email health@stlouis-mo.gov.

Vaccines Help Protect Your Child

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect children ages 6 months and older from getting COVID-19.

  • Vaccinating children can help protect family members, including siblings who are not eligible for vaccination and family members who may be at increased risk of getting very sick if they are infected.
  • Vaccination can also help keep children from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19.
  • Vaccinating children ages 6 months and older can help keep them in daycare, school and help them safely participate in sports, playdates, and other group activities.

Help protect your whole family and slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community by getting yourself and your children ages 6 months and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

Find a COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine

The federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. Contact your healthcare provider for information on available vaccines.  

  • Check with your child’s healthcare provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Visit a Department of Health community partner
    • Affinia Healthcare: New and established patients are welcome by calling our appointment line at 314-814-8700 (when calling, please specify the COVID-19 vaccine and the child's age range [6 months-4 years or 5-years and above] to assist with scheduling).
    • CareSTL Health: Will accept appointments by calling  314-633-6363 or walk-ins (pending receipt of vaccine to clinic). 
  • St. Louis area Hospital Systems
    • BJC HealthCare: BJC currently offers the Pfizer vaccine for those 5 years and older. Moderna is available for children 6 months – 4 years (Mutiple locations, subject to appointment and vaccine availability).
      Schedule Your Vaccination
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available for children.
    • Walgreens:  Patients must be age 3 or older to schedule or receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
      Schedule now for COVID-19 vaccination appointments (starting June 25). Earlier appointments will be made available at select locations based on vaccine delivery in the coming days.
    • CVS: MinuteClinic® now administers COVID-19 vaccines for those age 18 months and above as recommended under the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Schedule a COVID-19 vaccine at MinuteClinic 
  • Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
  • Visit one of the city's vaccine clinics (currently for ages 5 years and older).

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