CDC Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 5 to 11

Here is information for Columbia affiliates who would like their children to receive a COVID vaccination.

November 03, 2021

On November 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. 

This announcement from the CDC follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s October 29 emergency use authorization of the vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in that age category.

Columbia affiliates who would like their children to receive a COVID vaccination can visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccination location near them, including pharmacies and drug stores. The following websites are helpful in finding vaccination locations:

Columbia Health will not be providing this vaccination. Appointments may be scheduled at an NYP/Columbia location using Connect. If a child age 5 to 11 does not already have an account, a parent or legal adult representative/legal guardian can create an account (called a proxy account). For more information on creating a Connect account, click here.

Columbia affiliates may also have their child vaccinated by scheduling an appointment with the child’s pediatrician. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine.