COVID Vaccine Clinic for 5-11 year olds

We anticipate our initial shipment of COVID vaccine for ages 5-11 years to arrive in our clinic early next week. We will be hosting a vaccine clinic  on Saturday, 11/20/21, with the 2nd dose scheduled 3 weeks later on Saturday, 12/11/21. The vaccine clinic will be by appointment only, so please call to schedule.  Our clinic does not have the COVID vaccine for ages 12-18 years at this time. When we receive another shipment of the pediatric COVID vaccine and can schedule another vaccine clinic, we will post the information on our website.

There are several other resources for vaccine access in our community:

  • Several pharmacies are partnering with local school districts. Reach out to your district for information on school and community vaccination events.
  • The WA Department of Health has added an option to filter your search by pediatric Pfizer doses and anticipates increasing availability over the next several weeks.
  • University of Washington is offering the vaccine and your child can be added to their waitlist by calling the number on their website.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital has pediatric COVID vaccine available
  • Valley Medical Center | COVID-19 Vaccine has pediatric COVID vaccine available
  • Pharmacies have also began to receive pediatric 5-11 year old doses this month.

COVID Vaccine Update for 5-11 year olds

The initial allotment of pediatric COVID vaccine in Washington State was sent to large, mass vaccination sites and hospital systems as well as some pharmacies.  We do not have any in our office yet, although we have placed an order and are hoping to be able to help vaccinate our patients here in our clinic soon. If you are able to get your child vaccinated now, we encourage you to do so.

We recommend our families consider appointments through UW Medicine, where you can place your family on a waitlist now and will receive a text alert to schedule the vaccine appointment.  Valley Medical Center has also received doses of the pediatric COVID vaccine. Other locations to find appointments would include Seattle Children’s Hospital and on the Washington Department of Health Vaccine Locator.

Once we receive a supply of the pediatric COVID vaccine for ages 5-11years old we will announce it here.

 

COVID Vaccine for 5-11 year olds

The FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee met 10/26/21 and voted to recommend emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. There are several more steps in the process and we expect vaccines to be available to 5-11 year olds at some point in the next 1-2 weeks.

Vaccinating this age group in a timely manner will be a community effort involving our schools, hospital systems, pharmacies, King County, and local pediatricians. Renton Pediatric Associates is working hard to determine if we can provide vaccines to some of our patients and we appreciate your patience as we figure out the logistics. We will continue to update our website with information about where to get the vaccine as it becomes available over this next week.

Flu Vaccine is here!

The 2021-22 seasonal influenza vaccine is now available at Renton Pediatrics for any child age 6 months and older.  We will be offering Saturday morning Flu Vaccine Clinics starting on October 2nd. These clinics will be by appointment only, so please call us first to schedule. We will also be offering appointments throughout the week if you cannot make one of the Saturday clinics. Your child is also able to receive a flu vaccine during any normal doctor’s appointment.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED

Please note that parents and patients over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask in the office. Thank you for your understanding!