COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids & Teens

It’s our kids' turn to be vaccinated now! Nicklaus Children's Hospital is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to any child or young adult, ages 12 to 21 who resides in the state of Florida. No appointment needed.

Vaccines will be offered from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Nicklaus Children’s main campus.
Due to our commitment to prioritizing children and young adults, our supply of vaccine is available exclusively for this population.

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Why should my (age 12+) child receive the vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 and up. Vaccines are essential in the fight against infectious diseases. Getting your children vaccinated protects them and others from COVID-19.

If you have specific questions about your child and the vaccine, we encourage you to talk to your pediatrician.
Clinical trials of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 are still in progress. If the trials go well, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may approve it for this population later this year.

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number of vaccines doses distributed to children

12 years

Age that children can receive the vaccine

For my Sister

“I want to get the vaccine to keep my little sister safe.”

Rylen, 12

Frequently Asked Questions

For my Safety

“Being away at college, I know that I am more at risk of being exposed to the virus. I chose to get the vaccine for my safety.”

Ava, 20

Need Help?

For questions related to vaccines, call our COVID-19 Hotline. The line is available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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Covid-19 Testing

Our ER and Urgent Care Centers provide testing for children who are displaying symptoms.

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Family Resources

Not sure how to address COVID-19 with your children or how to cope?

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