Pfizer vaccines now available for ages 5-11

FAQ for Parents

On November 2nd, the two-dose pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was recommended for children age 5-11 by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and that recommendation was also endorsed by the CDC. This follows the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the pediatric vaccine.

Maniilaq Health Center will begin offering the two-dose pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 as of Monday, November 8th. Help protect your whole family and slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community by getting yourself and your children ages 5 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

Children ages 5 through 11 years receive one-third of the adult dose of Pfizer     vaccine. Smaller needles, designed specifically for children, are used for children ages 5 through 11 years.

Vaccines for 5-11 year olds will be available at all vaccination sites in Kotzebue. If you are located in another Maniilaq service area community, please stop by the clinic during the next COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone, especially those at highest risk, from severe illness and death. People who are fully vaccinated can safely resume many activities that they did prior to the pandemic. Children ages 5 years and older are able to get an age-appropriate dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.