Protect your family from COVID-19
(Updated August 23, 2022)
Children as young as 6 months can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Kids 5+ who received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago have also been approved to receive a booster dose.
Currently, Children's Wisconsin is only offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Families looking to schedule a COVID-19 dose 1 vaccine may do so by clicking the link below. Families looking to schedule a COVID-19 dose 2, 3, or booster vaccine must call (414) 266-3959 to make sure that your child’s vaccines follow the appropriate spacing.
Directions for scheduling the second vaccine of the COVID-19 vaccine will be given when your child receives their first dose. Please know that a parent or guardian must be present at the time of vaccination.
While children don't typically get as sick or have as serious of symptoms as adults, the new variants of the COVID-19 virus are more easily spread. By having our children vaccinated, we prevent the virus from further infecting our community.
Until all members of a family are vaccinated, we encourage practicing safety precautions, including wearing a mask, washing your hands thoroughly and often, and social distancing when out of the home.
Children's Wisconsin addresses common vaccine questions
While many families are eager for their kids to get vaccinated, we understand some parents have questions. We know everyone wants to make the best choices for their kids, and it can be hard to know how to evaluate things you are reading or hearing from friends and family members. Our pediatric experts routinely share information about COVID-19 and the vaccine to ensure families can make an informed decision. Below are two resources to help you in your decision:
- COVID-19 vaccinations: what they mean for kids, and myths (video)
- Addressing fears of the COVID-19 vaccine and kids (blog)
We also encourage you to have a conversation with your child's pediatrician to address particular questions you and your child may have.