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COVID-19 Vaccine available for 12 years and older

COVID Vaccine is now available for all children 5 years and older, call today for appointment.

The CDC and AAP,  recommend that eveyrone age 5 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 now that federal health officials have signed off on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for these ages.

In addition to approving the vaccine’s use for adolescents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its clinical guidance to allow COVID-19 vaccines to be administered at the same time as other routine vaccines.

We are thrilled that those ages 5 and older can now be protected. The data continue to show that this vaccine is safe and effective. we urge all parents to call and get their children and teens vaccinated.

Safety

The most common side effects in adolescents were pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, chills, muscle pain, fever and joint pain, consistent with trials in older teens and adults.

There were no reports of blood clots nor serious allergic reactions.

Vaccine administration

The vaccine will be given in two doses 21 days apart, the same as for adults. 

The vaccine should not be given to anyone with a history of severe or immediate allergic reaction to a previous dose or component of the vaccine, according to the CDC.

Children or adults with a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 may be vaccinated but should consider waiting until 90 days after the diagnosis of this syndrome.

 

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Option of Telehealth on a secure Video Chat

Lapeer Pediatrics provides the option of Telehealth appointments that enable you to see your Doctor or PA via online video conferencing. Also an established patient may request after hours Telehealth appointment by sending a message on our CONTACT page.