Effective April 5, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to any child or young adult, ages 16 up until age 21, who is a resident of the state of Florida. Due to our commitment to prioritizing children and young adults, our supply of vaccine has been designated exclusively for this population. We will make exceptions for adults 21 and older who are still in the care of a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, with validation from the patient’s physician.
Should every eligible healthy child receive the vaccine?
If you have any questions about whether the vaccine is appropriate for your child, please check with his or her pediatrician.
Why isn’t the vaccine available to younger children?
Clinical trials in patients younger than 16 have not yet been completed. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for people ages 16 and older.
What do I need for my/my child's appointment?
Families of eligible children or young adults will need to bring proof of Florida residency as well as proof of the child's/young adult’s age (birth certificate or current passport).
What will I need if the patient is 21 years of age or older and in the care of a pediatrician or pediatric specialist?
Anyone age 21 or older will need to upload this form signed and completed by his or her pediatric provider at the time they submit an appointment request.
How do I request an appointment?
Please follow the link below to request an appointment. Remember, anyone age 21 and older will need to upload the above-mentioned form when making the appointment. (These patients may also ask their physician to complete the request on their behalf through this link.)
What will happen after I request the appointment?
Once you request an appointment, you will receive an appointment confirmation email within 72 business hours. Both vaccine appointments (first and second) will be scheduled at the same time. Should you have any questions, please dial the COVID-19 appointment line at 786-624-2782. This line is staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Where are the vaccines being provided?
Vaccines are being provided in the research building on the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital campus near Coral Gables, Florida. The address is 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami, FL 3315. Get directions.
Where do I park for my appointment?
Please park in the hospital’s Green Parking Garage or the ground floor of the Yellow Parking Garage for ready access to the research building.