Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

The Health Department has received a limited allocation of pediatric vaccine from the State. Many County pediatricians, family health practices, pharmacies, and large retailers also offer convenient vaccine appointments. Please contact your child's healthcare provider directly before making an appointment through the Health Department.

Make a Vaccine Appointment

List of Pediatricians Who Have Received Vaccine

Maryland Vaccination Site Locater

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Three kids showing off band-aids after receiving vaccines from Health Officer Dr. Maura Rossman

Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5-11)

The FDA and CDC have approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. This means our national vaccine safety system has carefully analyzed the data from the clinical trials for this age group and determined that the vaccine is safe and effective. The vaccine will continue to require a two-dose series with the shots given three weeks apart. The vaccine has been formulated for younger children and will be administered at 1/3 the dose previously administered to individuals ages 12 and older. Parents should follow CDC guidelines for their child's current age when booking an appointment and are encouraged to get their children vaccinated as soon as an appointment is available. The Pfizer vaccine has been found to be safe and effective at both dosages. 

Parents of children ages 5-11 can register for a Pfizer vaccine clinic from the list below or use the State vaccine locator to find other Pfizer vaccine clinics in the area. Please note: the change in dosage requires new vaccine inventory. Supply of the vaccine for young children is currently limited nationwide.

The more people who are vaccinated, the closer we all come to ending this pandemic. Beginning to vaccinate children means a safer experience for in-person school, in-person sports and gatherings with friends and family.

Health Department Pediatric Vaccination Clinics

The Howard County Health Department has opened a new vaccination site, specifically for children ages 5-11, at Duncan Hall on the Howard Community College campus. The Health Department will only administer the pediatric Pfizer vaccine in young children at this clinic site.

To locate Duncan Hall (6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044), parents should enter campus from Little Patuxent Parkway and park in either Lot A or the East Parking Garage. Handicap Accessible parking is available outside of the building. Click here for a campus map.

Important Information:

  • Please be sure your child comes wearing short sleeves for ease of vaccination into upper arm.
  • Please DO NOT arrive for a clinic more than 10 minutes early. If you have an appointment, you are guaranteed to receive a vaccination during your designated clinic if you arrive on time.
  • Appointments will only be honored for children ages 5-11. Older siblings/parents cannot be vaccinated using the pediatric vaccine formulation stocked at these clinics. Appointments made for individuals not part of this age group will not be honored and will be canceled. 
  • Walk-ups will not be accepted. No Exceptions. The Health Department carefully plans its vaccine allocation for each clinic to ensure no leftover doses will go to waste at the end of the day.
  • If you are not able to complete the online registration form, please call 410-313-6284. Operators are standing by Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm to provide assistance.
  • Vaccine is also available through many County pediatricians, family medical practices, pharmacies, and other retailers. Please contact your child's pediatrician to determine vaccine availability before making an appointment through the Health Department.

Adolescents with disabilities:

Special accommodations can be made for children with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities, including vaccination in the parking lot. Please call the phone bank after booking your appointment or speak to staff on-site at a vaccination clinic to make this request. In-home vaccination is also available for children who are homebound due to a physical/mental impairment or disability. Call us at 410-313-6284 for assistance scheduling their vaccination appointment.

Vaccination Appointments for 5-11-Year-Olds. Click here to make a vaccine appointment for a person 12+. Appointments made for those outside this age range will be canceled.

Vaccine Clinic Location Date & Time Registration

Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044

Dec. 4
11:00a - 3:00p

Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.
311 Laurel Ave., Laurel, MD 20707
Dec. 4
12:00p - 4:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Appointment required
Questions: Call 410-740-7601
Click here to register
(Vaccination by HCGH)
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 6
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 7
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 8
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 9
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 10
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
North American Division Seventh-Day Adventist HQ
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Dec. 12
12:00p - 4:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Appointment required
Questions: Call 410-740-7601
Click here to register
(Vaccination by HCGH)
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 14
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 16
3:00p - 7:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
Duncan Hall
Howard Community College
6040 Scholarship Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
Dec. 18
11:00a - 3:00p
Pfizer (5-11)
Click here to register
Park in Lot A
Appointment required
St John Baptist Church
9055 Tamar Dr., Columbia, MD 21045
STANDING CLINIC
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00a - 6:00p
(Pfizer 5-11)
No registration required
(Vaccination by FirstCall Urgent Care
Call 410-730-3399 to confirm availability

Our vaccine supply is limited and available appointments are expected to fill quickly. The Health Department will open additional clinics when more vaccine doses are received in the coming days.

Additional Resources
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List of Pediatricians & Healthcare Providers with Vaccine for Children
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The following Pediatricians and Healthcare providers have received a pediatric vaccine allotment from the State. If your child's healthcare provider is listed below, contact them directly to secure a vaccination appointment. 

Please note: this is not a complete list of every healthcare provider who has received a pediatric vaccine allotment. Before making an appointment at the Health Department, please contact your child's healthcare provider to determine if they can administer your child's vaccine. Many pharmacies, urgent care centers and large retailers also offer convenient appointments for pediatric vaccinations. Vaccine supply remains limited across Howard County with some providers still waiting on their initial vaccine allocation.

Provider Contact Information
Ellicott City Pharmacy 410-750-1951
Website
Interim Healthcare of Columbia 667-803-0076
Website

Caplet Pharmacy

443-774-0777
Website

The Pediatric Center, LLC – Columbia

443-451-1600
Website
Most Major Pharmacies Maryland Vaccine Locater

 

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Ready to get your shot? Visit bit.ly/HoCOVIDVaccine to find a clinic that's right for you.
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Getting Your 5-11 Year Old Vaccinated: Our Best Advice
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Be Honest: Don't say it won't hurt. Do say it will only be a quick prick/pinch. Do say it will be over quickly.

Be Patient: You child may be frightened and will be reassured by the calm presence of a trusted adult.

Be Reassuring: Smile. Nod. Remind your child that you will be there to help.

Be Relatable: Remind your child that you got the shot, too - and you were just fine.

Be Gentle: Don't frighten your child with too many details about COVID-19 of show your anxiety about their shot.

Be Distracting: Bring a favorite toy or activity to help divert your child's attention when it's time for the shot.

Be Grateful: Thank your child, and remind them that you are proud of them for doing something to protect not only themselves, but others, too!

Download a printable flier here.

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