Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

Information about vaccine clinics for 5-11-year-olds. 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

Maryland Vaccination Site Locater

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

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

Health Department Pediatric Vaccination Clinics

We have now transitioned all pediatric clinics back to the Health Department. Our last pediatric clinic at HCC was held on April 14, 2022. To schedule a 5-11 year old vaccine appointment, visit our main COVID-19 Vaccine page.

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.
  • Azova Saliva PCR tests are offered at all Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Please note: only one test will be provided for each individual with an appointment. Testing kits are not available at clinics hosted by other organizations. Find more information about Azova saliva PCR testing and make your appointment here.
  • 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.

Immunocompromised children:

Consistent with prior recommendations for adults, CDC is recommending that moderately or severely immunocompromised 5-11-year-olds receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot. 

Additional Resources
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Vaxxed in HoCo: Kids and Families PSA video
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Hear from a real HoCo family: why they got vaxxed, and why you should, too.

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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Vaccine Confidence Resources

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