After the FDA emergency authorization approval of the Pfizer vaccine for 12–15-year-olds, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has begun offering vaccine appointments for children and teenagers meeting the state criteria.
Those with appointments will receive the Pfizer vaccine, as it is currently the only vaccine approved for this age group.
Children younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them for the vaccine administration.
Parents can schedule their child’s vaccine by signing up through the child’s My Health at Vanderbilt account, through the VUMC Vax scheduling tool or by calling the COVID hotline at 888-312-0847. Parents or guardians will be eligible to schedule their vaccine at the same time as their child.
Locations to receive the vaccine will be at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and at VUMC’s One Hundred Oaks location.