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Dear Patients and Families-

We are eagerly anticipating Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds sometime in November.  As we continue to monitor the approval process, we wanted to let you know about our plans for distribution.  Be assured that we will be ready, we will have vaccine available, and we will try to make it as seamless as possible.  We have learned a lot from giving the shot over the last 8 months, including during the roll out for the 12- to 15-year-olds.  We will begin giving the vaccine as soon as the FDA authorizes it.  Because this date is still unknown, we are currently unable to schedule vaccine appointments.

Below you will find a link to a google form. Please click on the link and add your child’s name if you know you are interested in getting the vaccine once it is authorized.  We will begin calling the list to schedule your child for a vaccine at our office as soon as we know when the vaccine is likely to be authorized.  We will do drive-through vaccinations in our parking lot.

Vaccine sign up form:

https://forms.gle/W4RY11Wi6cUKNSsr8

A few considerations:

  1. The best vaccine is the first vaccine available to you or your child. If your child turns 12 before the new authorization, we recommend getting the vaccine as soon as you can.

  2. If your child is already 12 years old or older or you are a parent or caregiver of a child in our practice and you have not yet been vaccinated, please give us a call.  We are happy to schedule you to get a Pfizer COVID vaccine.

  3. If you are 18 years or older, received the Pfizer COVID vaccine and it has been 6 months since your second dose, please reach out to see if you might be eligible for a booster dose. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

  4. If you are 12 years or older and you are immunocompromised, you should receive a 3-dose primary series of the COVID vaccine. Please reach out to us about getting your 3rd dose if it has been a month since your 2nd dose. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

Once the data has been released about the 5- to 11-year-old study, Dr. Armengol and Dr. Perriello will do another video Q&A to answer any questions that you have about the vaccine.  There will be google form available for families to submit questions.

Best,

The PA Team

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