COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated 11/19/21

COVID-19 Vaccine is here for 12 and up!  You can make an appointment for your child at our office, or get the vaccine at their next Well Child Visit.

COVID-19 Vaccine for 5 and up is here!  Call (603) 224-1929 today for an appointment.  Please be patient - our phones are ringing off the hook!  We are opening up appointments daily.  Vaccination will also be offered at Well Child Visits - ask us at your child's check-up!

See below for FAQ's and more details!

General Immunization tips:

  • This is important: Have your child wear a loose short sleeve T-shirt or tank top. Take off any jackets or sweatshirts before you enter the waiting room. Less hassle and less waiting means less time for your child to worry about getting a shot.
  • You know your child best- but most children do well with some advance notice that they are coming in for a shot. A last minute surprise often does not go over well. On the other hand, too much build-up and focus on the shot can also be difficult for some kids.  Focus on the feeling of accomplishment they will have once its done!
  • Some children, especially preteens and teens, can feel dizzy or faint with any vaccine.  Hydrating well in the hours before the shot, and having a snack beforehand can be very helpful if your child has this tendency.
  • Please note that patients are observed for 15 minutes after COVID-19 vaccination. A child with any history of anaphylaxis (or who has an allergy requiring an EpiPen) will be observed for 30 minutes.  Please plan accordingly (bring a book to keep yourselves entertained!).

Can my kids get vaccinated? 

  • 12 or older? Yes! All individuals 12 years of age or older are now eligible for vaccination with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  You can make an appointment for your child at our office, or get the vaccine at their next Well Child Check/Physical - the vaccine will be given at the start of their appointment to allow time for observation.
  • If it is easier for your family, individuals 12 and older can also go to a pharmacy (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid etc.) or supermarket (Hannaford, Walmart, etc.) that is offering vaccines.  Please note that 12-15-year-olds need Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which may or may not be available at these sites (depending on their inventory that day).  Some pharmacy-based vaccination sites are offering walk-in appointments (verify that they have the correct vaccine available for your child's age).  
  • 5-11?  Yes! Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11-year-olds ("the smaller dose") has been approved and is here! Please call our office to schedule an appointment. We are adding appointments daily based on demand. 
  • If it is easier for your family, 5-11-year-olds can also go to a pharmacy (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid etc.) or supermarket (Hannaford, Walmart, etc.) that is offering vaccines.  Please note that 5-11-year-olds need Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5-11-year-olds, which may or may not be available at these sites (depending on their inventory that day).  Some pharmacy-based vaccination sites are offering walk-in appointments (verify that they have the correct vaccine available for your child's age).  

Vaccine FAQ's & Additional Resources

Vaccine Questions? Start here with COVID-19 Questions and Answers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

For more information please see the following links: