Vaccines for Children Under 5

Texas Children’s Hospital continues to support our patients, their families and our community as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together. On June 15, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committee recommended emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for children 6 months to 4 years-old and the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA for children 6 months to 5 years-old.  

In the coming days, FDA authorization should be provided, followed by recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before administration of vaccines can begin. 

Please check our website and social media accounts for real-time updates.  

Please note: Texas Children’s Hospital will provide both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and Texas Children’s Pediatrics will provide the Pfizer vaccine only. In addition to our three Texas Children’s Hospital campuses, you can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at our community events and many Texas Children’s Pediatrics locations.   

Vaccines protect children as they learn in school, participate in sports, and engage in summer activities with friends. We know this is an important decision for your family, and we appreciate you trusting us to help protect you and those you love from COVID-19.

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In an effort to provide as much information as possible, we are providing answers to a few frequently asked questions.  

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Today the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committee recommended to the FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years-old and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years-old. Texas Children’s is now awaiting FDA authorization, recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and then approval by the State to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to this age group.