COVID-19 Vaccination:

COVID-19 Vaccination is safe and effective and strongly recommended by the physicians at Complete Children’s Health.

In cooperation with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), Complete Children’s health has Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for patients who qualify. These are offered when patients are in our office for well child checks and other visits. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is also available at local pharmacies and through LLCHD. You may register for the LLCHD vaccine clinic here.  You can find a vaccine at a pharmacy by going to vaccines.gov.

Patients 5 years and up qualify for COVID-19 vaccination.  Contraindications include allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polysorbate.

Patients aged 5-17 years must receive the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine indicated for patients in that age group. There are different dosages for patients aged 5-11 and 12-17.  The Pfizer vaccine is a 2 vaccine series separated by 3 weeks. Immunocompromised patients need a 3rd dose 28 days after their 2nd dose.   Patients 12-17 years are also eligible for a booster dose 5 months after the primary series is complete. Immunocompromised patients 12 and older that received 3 doses as their primary series should still get a booster vaccination when eligible (5 months after the 3rd primary dose is given).                                                                        

Patients 18 and older may receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. At this time, Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccinations for use. J&J may be used for patients with contraindication or allergy to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations. 

 

For more information regarding who should get the vaccine and answers to common questions regarding the vaccine please go to: 

CDC:

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/adolescents.html

 AAP: 

The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine

www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/The-Science-Behind-the-COVID-19-Vaccine-Parent-FAQs.aspx

 Getting Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine

www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Getting-Your-Child-Ready-for-the-COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx