COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Age 5 to 11

Last updated: February 15, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children ages 5 to 11. Visit the CDC website for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children.

People age 5+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose.

Northwestern Medicine is offering the vaccine at select Northwestern Medicine Pediatric and Family Medicine practices.

  • The child must be a current NM patient. You do not need to be a patient at the clinic where you get the vaccine.
  • All Primary Care locations require an appointment. A physician’s order is not required to schedule an appointment. Please schedule by calling the location where you wish for the child to receive their vaccine.
  • Please make every effort to keep your scheduled appointment. If you cannot, please call the clinic to reschedule.

Select Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers now offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all children ages 5 to 11. Your child does not need to be a Northwestern Medicine patient to receive the vaccine. Immediate Care Center locations include:

You do not have to come to Northwestern Medicine for a COVID-19 vaccine. You can choose from many locations in local communities. Use the following resources to find a location near you: