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 5 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 5 years of age and older.  We are only offering the vaccine to our patients at this time.

The FDA has granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to patients 16 years of age and older. This is now being marketed with the name Comirnaty. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is still under EUA (emergency use authorization) from the FDA for patients 5-15 years old. It will maintain its current name for now.

For more information on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, please review the Pfizer Patient Fact Sheet - Age 12+, Pfizer Patient Fact Sheet - Age 5-11 or visit their website at: https://www.covidvaxoption.com/

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

Once you get a COVID-19 vaccine, you can enroll in v-safe using your smartphone. V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.  To sign-up, visit vsafe.cdc.gov

Parents and guardians can enroll children (ages 5 and older) in v-safe and complete health check-ins on their behalf after COVID-19 vaccination. All adolescents in the family who are eligible to be vaccinated can be enrolled in v-safe.  Parents and guardians should use their smartphone to complete a separate v-safe registration for each adolescent. All v-safe communications will be sent to the parent or guardian’s smartphone.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/v-safe-register-dependents.html

V-safe Information Sheet



Current Vaccine Availability - Appointments Available

Scheduling

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 5 years of age and older.  We have appointments available for our patients during scheduled clinics.  To schedule an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine, please call our office at 614-777-1800, opt. 2 during normal business hours. 

Upcoming COVID Vaccine Clinics - SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

  • Monday, April 25, 9am - 5pm
  • Monday, May 2, 9am - 5pm
  • Monday, May 9, 9am - 5pm
  • Monday, May 16, 9am - 5pm

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 or with someone that is not the legal guardian, 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 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form 

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


COVID-19 Vaccine Information


Do we recommend kids 5-18 year old get the COVID vaccine?

YES!


Why Should kids 5-18 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 show 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.

Can my child receive a booster dose?

  • For the general population, only individuals 12 years of age and above are approved to receive a booster dose at this time. The booster dose must be given at least 5 months after the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
    • For those that received Moderna as the primary series, the booster dose must be at least 6 months from the 2nd dose.  
    • For those that received Johnson & Johnson as the primary series, the booster dost must be at least 2 months from the 1st dose.
  • If your child is moderately or severely immunocompromised, it is recommended that they receive an additional primary shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after the 2nd shot to complete the initial series.  They would then be eligible for a booster dose 6 months after this additional (3rd) primary dose.

Is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine fully FDA approved?

  • Yes and No. The FDA has granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to patients 16 years of age and older. This will now be marketed with the name Comirnaty.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is still under EUA (emergency use authorization) from the FDA for patients 5-15 years old. It will maintain its current name for now.
  • It is still the same vaccine for both age groups - there is not a different between the vaccine given to either age group, except that it will now have a brand name of Comirnaty for those patients 16 years and older.
  • Yes, this is confusing and silly. Yes, the new name is terrible. The bottom line is that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine now has full FDA approval in ages 16 and up, but is still under EUA for ages 5-15 for now.