COVID-19 Vaccine Information


Hilliard Pediatrics' Vaccine Supply


We are receiving our vaccines through the Ohio Department of Health. As such, we are not able to control how many doses are allocated to our office or which vaccine we receive. Please note we are required to follow the guidelines set out by the federal government and the state of Ohio with regards to eligibility and clinical indications.  You must be at least 12 years of age on the date of the appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine. 

Our current appointment availability is for the Pfizer vaccine which is currently authorized for 12 years of age and older.  

For more information on the Pfizer vaccine, please review the Pfizer Patient Fact Sheet or visit their website at: https://www.pfizer.com/science/coronavirus/vaccine-efforts



Current Vaccine Availability - Appointments Available

Scheduling

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 12 years of age and older.  We have appointments available for our patients and their family members on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  To schedule an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine, please call our office at 614-777-1800, opt. 2 during normal business hours.  You can also receive the vaccine at a regularly scheduled appointment.  Unfortunately we are not able to administer COVID-19 vaccines doing our walk-in hours.

For individuals who are under 18, you will need your parent or legal guardian to consent to you receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.  If the child is coming to the appointment alone, the parent/legal guardian must complete the screening questions and consent prior to the appointment and the child needs to bring the completed form with them to the appointment.  COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form 

If you are not a patient of Hilliard Pediatrics, when you come to your appointment, please bring your photo id and a copy of your insurance card (if applicable).  For those that do not have a valid photo id (i.e. driver's license), you will need to bring documentation of the patient's age. This can be a passport, vaccine record, or birth certificate.

If this is your second dose, please bring your vaccination card.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information


Do we recommend kids 12-18 year old get the COVID vaccine?

YES!


Why Should kids 12-18 years old get the COVID vaccine?

  • Though COVID-19 causes mild illness in most children, some cases of severe disease do occur in children. The vaccine does an amazing job at preventing severe COVID and keeping people out of the hospital/ICU.
  • The vaccine can also help kids avoid annoying "long haul" symptoms of COVID.
  • Kids are great at spreading germs! By vaccinating our older children, we can help stop the continued spread of COVID and help protect those who are more vulnerable.
  • If we can continue to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and prevent severe disease, our kids can start returning to normal activities. We want our teens to go to school, play sports, sing the school musical, march in the band, hug their grandparents, and socialize with their friends.
  • To avoid a 10-day quarantine! If a fully vaccinated person has an exposure to a person infected with COVID, they do not need to quarantine - just monitor for symptoms.

Is the vaccine safe for kids?

  • Yes! Hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines have been given around the world as these vaccines continue to prove their safety and efficacy. Clinical trials in adolescents involving >2,000 participants whos that COVID vaccines are safe and very effective in teenagers as well.
  • The current COVID vaccines went through the same testing process and safety evaluation as other childhood vaccines.