The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for use of the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in teens between the ages of 12 and 15. This broadens the group of people eligible for the Pfizer vaccine to those ages 12 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only authorized for people ages 18 and over.
What this means for your family
- Boston Children’s is now offering the Pfizer vaccine to all patients ages 12 and older, as well as their eligible family members.
- You can schedule the vaccination through our MyChildren’s Patient Portal. You will be notified when a scheduling ticket has been loaded onto your account; it may take a couple of days for all scheduling tickets to be loaded:
- Log in to MyChildren’s
- Go to Visits
- Select Schedule A Visit
- Your scheduling ticket will appear in Appointments you need to schedule
- Not registered? Sign up here »
Keep in mind
While BCH is eager to be a vaccine resource, we encourage you to take advantage of any opportunity to schedule a vaccination appointment through state and local health care organizations and agencies by visiting mass.gov/vaccine.
Because every state is a little different, we encourage Boston Children’s families outside Massachusetts to get vaccinated in your home state as soon as you are eligible, instead of waiting for your child to receive their vaccine at Boston Children’s.
We will continue to update you as Massachusetts continues its vaccine rollout. For more information, please visit us at bostonchildrens.org/covid19.