The FDA approved an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Moderna and Pfizer’s updated COVID booster vaccine for children twelve years and older. This updated booster dose will now include the Omicron BA.4/5 spike protein to help reduce the spread of the more recent COVID variants. We are waiting for the CDC vaccine advisory committee to confirm its approval and cannot provide the vaccine until both the FDA and CDC have approved its use.
Once fully approved, booster doses will be available for any patient who is 12 years of age and older and has completed their initial series of the COVID-19 vaccine or received a booster dose at least 2 (two) months prior to the current (updated) booster.
We plan for the updated booster to arrive shortly after full approval. We can provide COVID vaccines, including the updated booster, when your child receives their flu vaccine at upcoming flu clinics. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment for flu and/or the updated COVID booster vaccine.
Thank you for trusting us with your child’s care!