Children (ages 5-17)

COVID-19 for Kids

Latest News:

Teens ages 12 to 17 years old should receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at least 5 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary series.

Currently, a booster shot is not recommended for children younger than 12 years old.

Do you or your child need to get your COVID-19 vaccine? 

COVID-19 vaccines are FREE, safe, and effective at preventing serious illness, and hospitalization related to the COVID-19 virus. 

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people living with disabilities. Several studies have found that people with an intellectual or developmental disability are at least twice as likely to contract COVID-19 and experience severe complications from the virus, due largely in part to their greater use of public and shared spaces, where transmission of the virus is higher.[1],[2]
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent contracting COVID-19. In the clinical trials of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, none of the patients who received the vaccine became ill, suggesting an incredibly high effectiveness at preventing COVID-19[3].
  • As of October 13 2021, 47% of children ages 12-17 in the U.S. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine[4]. 

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is now approved for children ages 5 years or older

Where to Find COVIC-19 Vaccines

Contact your primary care provider (PCP)’s office

Hundreds of pediatricians statewide will be administering the pediatric Pfizer vaccine. Contact your child’s provider to see if their clinic is one of them.  

Vaccine Navigators 

Continued support of vaccine navigation through the COVID-19 Hotline with English and Spanish speakers available 7 days a week from 8 am - 5 pm. Since June 1, the navigation line has supported over 8,200 calls with over 700 of those being Spanish callers. Call them today at 1-844-542-8201

Visit your local pharmacy

Be sure to call ahead to confirm that your vaccine brand of choice is available. While most pharmacies administer the vaccine on a walk-in basis, some can schedule an appointment to reduce wait time.

Transportation Options

AHCCCS members can call the member services phone number on the front or back of your card and reference your Member ID and Health Plan ID numbers in order to request transportation to a vaccine clinic or event.

Are you or your child homebound?

For people who are unable to leave home or a doctor has indicated your health or illness could worsen by leaving home, please consider the following resources.

AHCCCS (Medicaid) Members:

Please call the member services phone number on the front or back of your card and reference your Member ID and Health Plan ID numbers in order to request in-home vaccination services.

Ride-share apps Uber and Lyft offer FREE rides to and from vaccine events as well as pharmacies offering the vaccine. 

Still have questions or concerns whether the COVID-19 vaccine is right for you or your child?

Speak to your primary care provider (PCP) - they can review you or your child’s medical history and answer questions related to potential side effects and risks associated with the vaccine.

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Need COVID-19 related resources or need help finding a vaccine event in your neighborhood?

Contact the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Health Equity at We can provide assistance in English and Spanish!

Here are some helpful resources for you and your child!

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