COVID-19 vaccine informationUpdated January 6, 2020 at 10:16 am
Children’s Health is currently focused on the direction given by the state and federal government to administer COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers. At this time, we are only offering the vaccine to our team members, physicians and Children’s Health Care Network partner physicians and staff. This also includes community partners and pediatric physician offices who may have limited access to the vaccine and need assistance in vaccinating their employees to help safely provide care to children within our community.
We are reviewing plans to vaccinate eligible Children’s Health patients who have a higher risk of complications from COVID-19 and are within the approved age range to receive the vaccine under the FDA’s current Emergency Use Authorization.
Information for healthcare professionals
While there is still much to learn about COVID-19 vaccines and distribution, Children’s Health is committed to keeping referring providers informed as information becomes available.
Information for patient families
Currently, the CDC does not recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children. The groups recommended to receive the vaccines could change in the future as clinical trials progress. Safety is our top priority, and Children’s Health will not offer a vaccine to patients that we do not believe to be scientifically safe and effective.
Children’s Health recommends using the following resources and will continue to update this list as more resources become available:
- Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding (CDC.gov)
- How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations (CDC.gov)
- 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program (CDC.gov)
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC.gov)