The FDA has recently approved both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children as young as 6 months old. MedPeds has two Covid Immunization Clinics for first vaccines for the youngest children ages 6 months through 5 years. The clinics for these smallest children will be held Saturday mornings, July 9th and July 16th. Appointments are required for all Coronavirus vaccines for all ages, including the youngest children, but space is limited so call 301-498-8880 soon.
Click to print and bring the REQUIRED completed vaccination checklist with you to the appointment:
THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE COVID-19? If you’re having difficulty breathing, call ahead before going to an emergency room. If you’re not having difficulty breathing, you may have COVID-19 or the flu or something else. You may feel really awful, have a fever, body aches, cough, and respiratory symptoms, or you may not feel sick at all. Call to schedule a SICK or telemedicine visit. Sick Visits are limited to certain hours of the day currently. We can do a Covid test during your sick visit if needed.
Second Vaccines: After the first vaccine is given, a second may be given any time after 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) and we have set aside several Fridays for these second vaccines, or the vaccine may be given at a regularly scheduled Well Child visit.
For Pfizer: a third dose should be given 5 months after the second vaccine. We are waiting to hear whether a 3rd dose may be required for Moderna for 6 mo – 5 years.
The FDA has released information about the vaccines which you can access using the links below:
- 6 months – 5 years - https://www.fda.gov/media/159309/download
- 6 - 11 years - https://www.fda.gov/media/159310/download
- 12 years and up - https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download
- 6 months – 4 years - https://www.fda.gov/media/159313/download
- 5 – 11 years - https://www.fda.gov/media/153717/download
- 12 years and up - https://www.fda.gov/media/153716/download
TESTING FOR COVID-19
We are sorry that, due to the unprecedented need for appointments, we are no longer able to offer high volume vaccine clinics. You may need to go to a state-operated testing clinic or an urgent care center.
1-855-MDGOVAX – for people who need assistance or do not have access to the internet to sign up for a Covid-19 vaccine. Patients who are eligible and live in Maryland can call this number to get help signing up for a vaccine online.
The following link directs to an excellent article that explains the COVID-19 pandemic and how it spreads: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
TWO TIPS TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE DURING THE PANDEMIC:
- If you are eligible, get vaccinated and boosted!
- Wear a high quality mask and social distance around others.