Vaccines for Kids

Anyone over the age of 6 months can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. A parent/legal guardian must be present to sign the vaccine consent form.

The pediatric Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for ages 6 months to 5 years is now available at UF Health pediatric clinics. This is a two-dose series given four weeks (28 days) apart.

The pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old is available at UF Health pharmacies and many UF Health Physicians practices. This is a two-dose series given three weeks apart.


  • The CDC recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.
  • The CDC also recommends that those 12 and older who are immunocompromised should receive a second booster dose at least 4 months after their first.

Vaccines By Appointment

You can make an appointment to receive the vaccine at the following UF Health Physicians practices. Appointments can be made through UF Health MyChart.

Walk-In Vaccinations

The following UF Health pharmacies have the vaccine available on a walk-in basis for people 5 years and older.

COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11

Advice from UF Health pediatric expert

Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., a professor in the departments of pediatrics and epidemiology at the UF College of Medicine and the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, discusses what parents should know about the vaccine.

Sonja Rasmussen