637 Washington Street • Suite 202 • Brookline MA 02446

(617) 232-2811

(617) 383-8178

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Patients

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for patients 5 years and older. We strongly urge all of our patients 5 years and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are a designated COVID vaccine site, and we have the Pfizer vaccines available for patients 5 and up. Please call to schedule an appointment. If our appointment time is not convenient for you, you can find appointment sites at https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

Ages: 5-11 years

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for this age group

Full protection means getting 2 shots given 21 days apart. Immunity from the shot occurs 2 weeks after the 2nd dose.

Ages: 12-17 years

The Pfizer-BioNTech is approved for this age group

Full protection means getting 2 shots given 21 days apart and 5 months after the 2nd shot getting a 3rd (booster) shot.

Ages 18 years and over

There are 3 vaccines approved for this age group.

Pfizer-BioNTech - Full protection means getting 2 shots given 21 days apart and 5 months after the 2nd shot getting a 3rd (booster) shot. The booster can be either Pfizer or Moderna.

Moderna - Full protection means getting 2 shots given 28 days apart and 5 months after the 2nd shot getting a 3rd (booster) shot. The booster can be either Pfizer or Moderna.

Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccine - Full protection means getting 1 shot and 2 months later getting a 2nd shot (a booster) of either Pfizer or Moderna.

Additional information

  1. VACCINE INFORMATION - You can download the vaccine information sheet here.
  2. CONSENT FORM — Any patient younger than 18 years is required to show written consent from a parent or guardian. The parent does not have to be present at the vaccine appointment but the patient must show the consent form. You can go to https://www.mass.gov/lists/ma-consent-forms-for-people-under-18-years-of-age to download a consent form.
  3. SIDE EFFECTS — The side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for patients ages 5 and older are: pain, fever, chills, fatigue. These side effects are more frequent after the 2nd vaccine.
  4. HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR A COVID VACCINE - If your child is between 5 and over call our office at 617-232-2811 to book an appointment for a COVID vaccine or booster.

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