Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 following recent authorization of the vaccine by the Food & Drug Administration and the federal Centers for Disease Control.
Lancaster General Health will administer first doses of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 at its Suburban Pavilion on Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20. The vaccine will also be available at LG Health Physicians pediatric and family-medicine practices. Appointments are required, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Pfizer and Moderna Boosters Also Available
Lancaster General Health is also administering Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters to patients ages 65 and older who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months ago, as well as to individuals between 18-64 years of age who meet CDC criteria. LG Health is currently not offering the J&J/Janssen booster. However, patients who originally received the J&J vaccine are eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna booster. Minors ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments are required. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment.
Scheduling Information for Pediatric Vaccine and Boosters
The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 and the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots for adults will be offered at the following locations:
- Lancaster General Health Physicians primary-care offices, including family-medicine and pediatric practices.
- The Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on designated dates.
Appointments can be made by calling 717-588-1165 or online through the MyLGHealth patient portal. For more detailed information on scheduling a pediatric vaccine or a vaccine booster, please visit LG Health’s online vaccine information page. For questions regarding the vaccines, please talk to your health-care provider. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on LG Health’s website also provides more information on vaccine safety.
Marcie Brody, 717-544-5044 (office)