COVID-19 vaccines have been available for adults 18 years and older since December 2020. As of October 29, 2021, pediatric doses for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 have been approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
With vaccination progress continuing both nationally and within New York City, talking about vaccines has become part of daily conversation. Safe, effective and freeCOVID-19 vaccines are now available to most New Yorkers including youth ages 12-17, and the percent positivity of COVID-19 testing throughout the city has decreased significantly. While infections show a decreasing trend, vaccines have proven to be a powerful tool that prevents people from becoming infected with the virus.
Make an Appointment Call for an Appointment1-877-829-4692 Vaccinate Your Child NYC Health + Hospitals offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to our patients ages 6 months to 17 years. The best way to protect your child at school, around friends and at home is to get them vaccinated as soon as you can. Vaccinations are safe, effective and available in the pediatric practices of any of our hospitals. Children ages 6
Prevention Tips The current COVID-19 Alert Level in NYC is High. At this time, follow these prevention tips: Get Vaccinated and Boosted COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 5 and older. Booster shots are available for everyone 12 and older. Call 877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692) to find a vaccination site. COVID-19 Vaccine Information Wear a Mask Wear a mask whenever required, such as on public transportation and in health care settings.