New Canaan Pediatrics will administer the COVID-19 vaccine for
patients 6 months to 5 years old only.
At this time, children 6 months to 5 years old are the only group we are vaccinating.
Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for 6 months to 5 years old
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages children ages 6 months and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine series consists of two doses, separated by 21 days. The pediatric dose is a smaller dose than the adult dose. In clinical trials, vaccination was nearly 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 among children aged 5-11. Vaccine side effects were mild, self-limiting, and similar to those seen with other vaccines recommended for children.
New Canaan Pediatrics encourages all our families to get vaccinated. Unfortunately, we do not have the COVID-19 vaccine for children over 5 at this time.
The following are some trusted resources to help better understand more about COVID-19:
from Yale’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Tom Murray https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/covid-19-vaccines-kids-under-5
Helpful Article on Covid-19 Vaccine for children: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/05/04/kids-covid-vaccines-anti-vax-propaganda/?fbclid=IwAR1OtX20e_o-5BGQlic-W9N23KS_AHycEIhiU59SBtFtfIZNrggjW-GkD3o
Another article on Covid-19 Vaccine and Children: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/health/pfizer-covid-vaccine-teens.amp.html
Interesting Article on Breastfeeding and Covid Vaccine: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/covid-vaccine-breast-milk.amp.html
CDC Website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
American Academy of Pediatrics – Healthy Children: www.healthychildren.org
Yale Hotline – A “live” hotline for all your COVID-19 related questions: 203-688-1700
Testing and Vaccination
NC Pediatrics provides COVID-19 PCR testing for our patients.
Request a Test
If your child is traveling in the near future or has been exposed to someone that tested positive and you want him/her to get tested, please call the office to schedule an in-office test. If your child is showing symptoms and you are considering testing, please call the office and schedule a visit,