COVID-19 Vaccinations for children

Content verified June 30, 2022

 

Montgomery County will begin vaccinating children ages 6 months to 5 years old on Wednesday, June 22.  Limited appointments will be posted on www.GoVaxMoCo.com at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.  We urge parents to check with their pediatrician for vaccine availability as the majority of vaccine received in Montgomerty County is delivered to the private sector (physicians and pharmacies).  Initial demand will outpace supply but vaccine delivery will continue in the coming weeks, both to private providers and for County-operated clinics.  The appointment platform is the State's PrepMod system. County-operated clinics will offer one type of vaccine at each clinic.  When making an appointment, confirm that the type of vaccine you want is offered at the clinic you are making an appointment for.  If you get an error message when making an appointment, it is possible that appointments are full.  We will continue to add appointments at 3 p.m. as supply is available and will announce new appointments on social media as well.  Follow us at Twitter @MoCoDHHS and on Facebook at facebook.com/mocdhhs for updates as they are available.  

Vaccinations are important for every age group as they reduce the likelihood of a COVID-19 infection and the possibility of serious illness from an infection. Children who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations are less likely to miss school or childcare due to illness or exposures.


Children's Vaccine Information for Caregivers

Effective May 20, 2022, children ages 5 to 11 may receive booster shots. See booster shot details.

Many locations offer children’s appointments

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Check with your child’s health care provider

 
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Check with pharmacies

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Check County-run clincs

You must make an appointment for your child to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a County-run clinic. We cannot accept walk-ups—no exceptions. We plan our clinics’ vaccine supply so no leftover doses are wasted at the end of the day.

If you need technical help making your child’s appointment, call the COVID-19 Call Center at 240-777-2982 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). When online appointments are full, the Call Center does not have more appointments available.

Make a County-run clinic appointment

Our general children’s clinics have vaccine doses for children ages 5 to 11. These clinics will have a small numer of doses for people age 12 and older.

Clinics for children 6 months to 5 years will only offer those vaccines as there is special packaging and dosing.

Prepare for your child’s appointment

Have your child wear clothing with easy access to the upper arm. We will ask them to roll up a sleeve to receive their vaccine dose.

Arrive no more than 15 minutes early for your child’s appointment. Every child with an appointment is guaranteed to get vaccinated during the clinic they were registered for.

Plan your bus trip to take transit to your child’s clinic. Ride On fares are free until August 2022.