Vaccine for Children
Some vaccines are now allowed for children ages 6 months old to 17 years old.
Who can get a vaccine?
Any child 6 months old through 17 years old. We will serve any children who are our patients, as well as anyone in the community.
How many doses are there for this immunization?
Moderna series has two doses, one month apart. Pfizer is three doses for 6 months to 4 years, and 2 doses for children 5 and older. Novavax is two doses for 12 and older.
I’m adult, and would like a booster. Where can I get one?
East Hill is incorporating the Moderna vaccines into our primary care practices. If you would like to be seen as a patient, please call (315) 253-8477.
Are there any risks for getting this vaccine?
There is a remote chance that the vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the vaccine. For this reason, we will ask that you stay for a 15 minutes after receiving your immunization, or 30 minutes for those who have had allergic reactions.
Side effects that have been reported in clinical trials with the vaccine include:
• Injection site reactions: pain, tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection, or in the groin, redness and swelling (hardness)
• General side effects: fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, fever, rash, irritability/crying, sleepiness, and loss of appetite.
These may not be all the possible side effects of the vaccine. Look under the Tips and Resources section at the bottom of the page for Moderna information for specific age groups
Tip Sheets and Resources
Take advantage of these resources: