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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Adolescents (5- to 17-year-old) 

To schedule an appointment for one of our pediatric vaccine clinics, click here.

Currently, The Iowa Clinic is offering vaccine every Tuesday evening beginning January 11 through end of February. Clinics will take place in the West Lakes Auditorium (2nd floor at 5950 University Ave) unless otherwise noted when scheduling. Patients will enter through entrance 4 near Urgent Care. Signage will guide patients to the appropriate location.

The Clinic will continue to evaluate need and any updates and additional Clinic offerings will be shared via this page. We encourage you to please check back regularly.

Note that a two week timeframe is recommended between receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and any other immunization including flu shots. Please speak with your primary care provider if you have concerns or specific questions.

Parents and caregivers can also reference the below materials for common parental concerns and other helpful resources:


Get Answers About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn about the safety, effectiveness and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Booster Shots

The CDC recommends that people 12 years and older should receive a booster shot. 

  • Children 5 to 11 years old who are immunocompromised, such as those who have had organ transplants, should receive and an extra dose of the Pfizer vaccine 28 days after their second shot, as recommended by the CDC.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 years of age should receive a booster shot 5 months after the initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for this group
  • People 18 years and older should receive a booster following their primary vaccination series. The CDC has shortened the waiting period for Pfizer booster shots from six months to five months (Moderna and Johnson and Johnson remain unchanged at six months and two months, respectively).

Please speak with your primary care provider if you have questions or concerns.


Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you received the vaccine and experienced an immediate (within four hours) allergic reaction to your first dose, you should not receive the second dose, even if your reaction was not severe. An allergic reaction is defined as any hypersensitivity such as urticaria, angioedema, respiratory distress (e.g., wheezing, stridor or anaphylaxis).

For other symptoms such as chest pain and flushing, ask your primary care provider and consider skin testing by an allergist if you plan to receive a second dose.

If you have had an immediate reaction to any prior vaccine or medication, ask your primary care provider whether you should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 


What You Can Do to Prevent COVID-19

It’s still critical to take precautions to keep yourself healthy and prevent the coronavirus from spreading in Central Iowa communities.

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Additional Resources About the COVID-19 Vaccine

We’re constantly updating our response efforts and patient information as we learn more. For the latest updates and guidelines, check these resources from local, state and national experts:

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