LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 23, 2022) – UK HealthCare will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 booster to children age 5 to 11 following the emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
“With this authorization, we can offer stronger protection for the children of the Commonwealth,” said Lindsey Ragsdale, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH). “The virus continues to produce new and more contagious variants, and we want children to have the best protection possible. We strongly recommend that parents and guardians have their children receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
UK Pharmacy Services is beginning these vaccinations immediately at our vaccine clinic, UK Pharmacist Care Clinic, at 245 Fountain Court, Room 220. Appointments are strongly recommended and can be made at ukvaccine.org.
Appointments for this age group are available weekdays from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18 to the vaccination clinic.
Pediatric patients of Kentucky Clinic South can receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as part of their routine visits.
Registering for the Booster
Parents and legal guardians are strongly encouraged to have their children ages 5 to 11 receive a third dose of the vaccine. Multiple children may be registered at once. To register, follow the steps below:
- Register at ukvaccine.org. Upon completion, a confirmation screen will appear and a confirmation email will be sent to the address used in the registration.
- After you request a vaccination, the invitation will be sent to the email address you provide on this form. Look for an email from UK HealthCare vaccinations.
- Once you receive the invitation, please respond as quickly as possible. You will get an access code that allows you to schedule your appointment.
- Bring your child’s CDC vaccination card with you to the appointment. Replacement cards cannot be issued at the clinic. Email email@example.com with any questions. A team member will respond within 24-48 hours.
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