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COVID-19 vaccine information
(Updated June 7, 2021)
All families with kids 12 and older can now schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments online. All vaccine appointments are currently held on the Milwaukee campus. Please know that a parent or guardian must be present at the time of vaccination.
12 to 15 year old now eligible
On May 10, the FDA approved the Prfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 and older. Then on May 12, the CDC also reviewed the data and approved its use for kids in that age range and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services expanded eligibility in the state.
Addressing common vaccine questions
COVID-19 vaccines are the greatest hope we have to safely returning to activities that have been changed because of the pandemic. Vaccines will help get kids back in the classroom, competing with their teammates and enjoying family vacations. Most importantly, vaccines will help save lives.
While kids don’t typically get as sick or have as serious symptoms compared to adults, new variants of the virus are more easily spread by kids. Getting kids vaccinated is important to protecting those around them and overcoming COVID-19 as a community.
Children’s has vaccinated hundreds of children 16+ and we know that many families are eager for vaccines to be approved for younger kids. We also know that some families have questions about the vaccines. Children’s experts addressed some of the most common questions about the vaccine in March. We also encourage you to have a conversation with your child’s doctor to address particular questions you and your child may have.
Visitor guidelines: As COVID-19 vaccination rates rise and infection rates fall, we continue to review and update our visitation procedures. Please review our latest guidelines before coming to any Children’s Wisconsin location.
In all of our specialty care, primary care and urgent care clinics, two individuals may accompany the patient.