The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people ages five and older!
Make an appointment to get your child vaccinated today.
The CDC, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend that all children ages 5 years and older be vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent both short- and long-term health complications.
Still have questions? Discuss vaccine safety and effectiveness with your pediatrician before you make your decision.
Schedule an appointment:
To schedule your vaccine appointment, call (619) 515-2474.
Appointments are preferred, but some clinics have limited walk-in capacity. Please arrive early as supplies are limited and on some days lines form in advance of opening.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?+
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone ages five and up. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for individuals between 5 and 18 years old. The vaccine is available at no cost to you, and you do not need insurance or a social security number to receive it.
Q How do we know COVID-19 vaccines are safe for kids?+
The COVID-19 vaccine went through the same transparent and rigorous process with tens of thousands of clinical trial participants as other vaccinations your child has received, like the flu or chicken pox. Every study, every phase and every trial was reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an independent safety board. The vaccines continue to be monitored very closely.
Q What are the benefits of my child getting vaccinated?+
Although children do not usually experience severe COVID-19 symptoms, they can still get sick. Additionally, they may spread it to friends and family members. Outbreaks in schools can also slow down the reopening process and prevent children from participating in activities they enjoy, like sports and clubs. Just like adults, getting vaccinated can help children feel safer and ensure they and their family members stay healthy and happy.
Q Will a COVID-19 vaccine be required for school entry?+
It has not yet been determined if the COVID-19 vaccine will be required when children return to school in the fall. Local government officials are working with health experts to determine the best course of action. In the meantime, you should make sure your children are caught up on their vaccinations against measles, influenza, whooping cough and any others that your pediatrician recommends.
Q Can I send my child to get vaccinated alone or with a group of friends?+
No. A parent/guardian must accompany a minor and provide written consent (by completing the forms at registration and the immunization questionnaire) as with other vaccines.